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Akron arsonist sentenced to 14 years in prison for setting fire to his ex-girlfriend's house

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 17:50:00-05

AKRON — A convicted Akron arsonist will spend the next 14 years behind bars for setting his ex-girlfriend's house on fire in February.

Jauvaughn Penn, 31, was sentenced Tuesday in a Summit County Common Please Court after a jury found him guilty of aggravated arson and burglary charges in November.

According to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office, Penn broke into his former girlfriend's house in Akron's Summit Lake neighborhood and set fire to it. No one was injured in the blaze.

Penn was declared an arsonist and ordered to register his address with the local sheriff's department once a year for the rest of his life as part of his sentencing, authorities said.