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Akron man sentenced to 70 yrs in prison for rape

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Mar 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-02 21:13:39-05

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Lynne Callahan sentenced Kevin Dasen, 42, of Akron, to 70 years in prison for multiple rapes, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's Office.

Officials reported on Jan. 15, Dasen was found guilty of 12 counts of rape and seven counts of sexual battery.

According to the prosecutor's office, a 19-year-old victim was diagnosed with wide-spectrum Aspergers disorder when she was 9-years-old. She told police she was raped by Dasen repeatedly for six years, starting when she was 13. Dasen took the stand in his own defense and admitted to having sex with the victim more than 100 times.

Dasen was labeled a Tier III sex offender. If he is released form prison, he will have to register with the local sheriff's department every 90 days for the rest of his life.