Akron man found guilty of repeatedly raping 5-year-old girl

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jun 06, 2013
and last updated 2016-06-10 13:42:39-04

A Summit County jury found an Akron man guilty of raping a 5-year-old girl.

Robert D. Roper repeatedly raped the daughter of an acquaintance in 2010 and 2011, Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said.

On Thursday, the 24-year-old was convicted of rape, which is a first-degree felony.

Roper will be sentenced on July 1. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.