Man sentenced for raping 7-year-old girl weeks after release from prison for another rape

Man sentenced for raping 7-year-old girl weeks after release from prison for another rape
Corbin Breitenbach (Image: Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office)

[Ed. – Still a burden on taxpayers]

There was a moment in the courtroom — after all the shock, the pain, the suffering since the summer of 2017 — when the 9-year-old girl could smile and move on with her family.

It happened Tuesday, minutes after Sedgwick County District Judge Joe Kisner sentenced Corbin Breitenbach to life in prison — without the possibility of parole.

As it stands, Breitenbach, 24, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Two months ago, a jury convicted him of attempted capital murder, rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and aggravated burglary in the attack on the girl in June of 2017. She was spending the night at a friend’s condo in west Wichita when an intruder quietly sneaked in, choked her into unconsciousness and raped and sodomized her, leaving her with severe injuries.

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The uplifting moment after the sentencing looked like this: Soon after the judge ended the hearing, District Attorney Marc Bennett was standing off to the side of the courtroom, talking to the girl’s family. Then Bennett looked down, right at the girl. Eyes met. He smiled and extended his hand toward her.

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