An Akron man will spend 15 years behind bars for raping a 12-year old girl.
33-year old Brandon Harrison of Marcy Street pleaded guilty to rape and other charges in an unrelated case, including having weapons under disability, failure to comply with a court order, and non-support of dependents.
Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Teodosio immediately sentenced Harrison to an 11 year prison term for the rape charge and another four years for the other charges.
Harrison was also labeled a Tier III sex offender.
(Summit County Prosecutor's Office, news release) Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh announced today that Brandon Harrison, 33, of Marcy Street in Akron, pled guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl.
Harrison pled guilty to the following charge:
Rape of a Person Under the Age of 13 – a felony of the first degree
Harrison also pled guilty to the following charges in an unrelated case:
Having a Weapon Under Disability – a felony of the third degree
Failure to Comply with a Court Order – a felony of the third degree
Non-Support of Dependents – a felony of the fourth degree
Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Teodosio immediately sentenced Harrison to a total of 15 years in prison; 11 years for the rape charge and four years for the other charges. Harrison was also designated a Tier III sex offender, meaning he will have to register with the local sheriff every 90 days for the rest of his life.
“Brandon Harrison took advantage of a young girl. I’m glad to know the community is safer with him spending a significant amount of time behind bars,” said Prosecutor Walsh.