A Lancaster man will serve up to 70 years in prison for repeated sexual abuse of a pre-teen girl.
Lancaster County Judge James Cullen jailed Ramon Jusino for 31 to 70 years regarding a jury conviction of rape and other sex-abuse charges.
In January, a local jury took two hours to convict Jusino, 37, of crimes against the girl, beginning in 2012 when she was 6. She testified at trial of the abuse that happened at a Columbia Avenue home.
At sentencing Tuesday, First Assistant District Attorney Christopher Larsen said the abuse caused harm to the girl which will last a lifetime. If a life-without-parole sentence was allowable by law, Larsen said he would’ve requested it.
The state’s Sex Offender Assessment Board didn’t find that Jusino is a “sexually violent predator,’ based on a set of factors considered in all sex-abuse cases.
Judge Cullen said, despite that, in considering the crimes, it’s difficult to deem Jusino anything but a sexually violent predator.
Lancaster city police Detective Gareth Lowe filed charges. Four of the charges are first-degree felonies.
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