Northeast Ohio man gets life in prison in child rape case

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio man who was convicted of having sexual contact with a child has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Vindicator in Youngstown ( ) reports Judge Shirley Christian handed down eight consecutive life sentences for the 26-year-old Warren man on Thursday. He was convicted last month of eight counts each of rape and gross sexual disposition.

Prosecutors say he had sexual contact with a child who was 8 years old when the abuse started in 2012 at a home in Campbell. Investigators say the man was a relative who was staying in the girl’s home.

Authorities say he abused the victim repeatedly after the girl’s mother left for work in the morning.


Information from: The Vindicator,