Larry Dewayne Wood, better known as “Skullman,” found guilty of the 2015 rape of his stepdaughter
In 2015, Wood raped his 16-year-old stepdaughter
Wood’s DNA was found at the hospital after the rape
After a two day trial, a jury found Wood guilty of rape
For Larry Dewayne Wood’s stepdaughter, better known as “Skullman,” justice is finally being served. On Thursday, Wood was found guilty of the 2015 rape of his 16-year-old stepdaughter Emily Isaacson.
Unbeknownst to her, 2015 would end up being a year that would change Isaacson’s life forever. Early in the year, Wood committed the atrocious act. After the attack, Isaacson was taken to the hospital and Wood’s DNA was found.
In May of 2015, Wood was arrested for the rape. After spending roughly five months in jail, Wood bonded out. Isaacson would spend the next two years waiting for legal procedures to begin while Wood was free to roam the streets.
In August of 2017, Isaacson was told Wood’s trial would begin on September 26. According to Isaacson’s mother, Sheila Stills, Wood had told three different stories of what happened. It is believed that due to these conflicting stories, Wood did not take the stand.
After a two day trial, the jury decided Wood is guilty of rape, ending an over two-year wait for legal justice. Stills told TDH that Wood passed out when Judge Kevin O’Connor revoked his bond. After coming out of his theatrical show, Wood was escorted out of court and booked into Sedgwick County Jail.
While typically we withhold the name of the victim in these situations, Isaacson wanted her name to be used. For Isaacson, it is a way for Wood to no longer have any control over her. She has now grown into a strong 18-year-old who no longer lives in fear.
In a time where rape culture is prevalent, Isaacson hopes other victims may see her story and feel safe coming forward. Victims often find themselves facing victim blaming after coming forward, but Isaacson knows that she has nothing to be ashamed of.
Stills and Isaacson hope for Wood to get the maximum sentence, which is just over thirteen years. Even if Wood receives the minimum sentence, he will still spend ten years in prison.
TDH has received multiple tips from people who claim to have been sexually harassed or assaulted by Wood. Wood, a local bar bouncer, and piercer is well-known for his inappropriate behavior. Wood will be sentenced on November 17, of this year.
Here is how you can help ensure Wood receives the maximum sentence. If you have been sexually harassed by Wood, or have witnessed his behavior, you can write a character letter to Judge O’Connor at the following address.
Sedgwick County Courthouse
525 N Main Street
Wichita, Kansas 67203