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Akron man sentenced to life in prison for raping 7-year-old girl

Posted at 3:33 PM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 15:33:39-04

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a child.

On June 29, 2018, James Ferrell 56, sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl who was watching television.

The victim told her grandmother, who then called police.

Ferrell pleaded guilty to rape and sexual imposition.

He was sentenced to life in prison and will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years.

During sentencing, Ferrell was classified as a Tier III sex offender and ordered to register every 90 days for the rest of his life should he be released from prison.