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Painesville man sentenced to 136 years in prison for rape of a child under 13

Posted at 4:25 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 16:25:53-04

PAINESVILLE, Ohio — A Painesville man has been sentenced to 136 years in prison for raping a child.

Tyrone Gibson, 52, was found guilty of felony rape, second-degree felony sexual battery, and third-degree felony sexual battery.

Police said the victim was less than 13 years old.

Gibson’s sentence will run concurrent to an eight-year sentence he is currently serving for an attempted rape conviction.

The victim in that case was 15 years old at the time.

“This conviction reminds us all why we do what we do,” said Lieutenant Toby Burgett of the Painesville Police Department. “This is a victory for the victim and her family. We got a predator off the streets and justice was served.”