KUSA — A 60-year-old man was sentenced to four years probation for pushing his ex-nephew into the back a storage metal container, locking him inside then assaulting him for hours.
Wynn Sichting pleaded guilty on August 31 to second-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping and theft in connection to the bizarre 2017 assault.
According to First Judicial District Attorney's Office, Wynn Sichting's 21-year-old ex-nephew came to Sichting's home in Golden on Sept. 11, 2017. The victim had lived with Sichting up until the week before and was at the home that night to pick up some of his belongings.
Prosecutors say the victim was standing just inside a large metal storage container when Sichting began to yell at him. Sichting then began punching and kicking him and then pushed him into the back of the container and locked him inside.
Over a period of hours, prosecutors say Sichting would open the door to the container and continue his assault, and then lock the door again.
During the time of his imprisonment, the victim’s clothing was pulled off his body. Eventually, when the container door opened for what the victim believed would be further assault, clad only in boxer shorts and socks, he was able to push through and run to a neighbor’s house to call 911.
Sichting will also spend 10 months in jail as a condition of his probation. This is his second felony conviction.