AKRON, Ohio - A jury has found a 26-year-old Akron man guilty of raping a teen girl in 2011.
James Winchester, 26, was convicted Monday of rape and kidnapping in Summit County Common Pleas Court.
In the early hours of July 17, 2011, Winchester and another man offered the teen a ride home while she was walking to her grandmother's house.
The girl declined the offer and continued walking, but Winchester stopped his SUV and grabbed the teen, shoving her into his car.
After dropping off his friend, Winchester took the teen to an abandoned house where he raped her in the driveway. Winchester then took off down Copley Road.
The teen walked to her grandmother's house and was then taken to the hospital. DNA tests linked Winchester to the crimes.
Judge Tom Teodosio will sentence Winchester on Aug. 3 at 1 p.m.
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