A Lancaster man will serve up to 20 years for rape of a 17-year-old girl last year at his city home.
Lancaster County Judge Donald Totaro sentenced Jose Flores-Medina on Monday to 8 ½ to 20 years in state prison, regarding a March trial conviction.
A local jury convicted Flores-Medina of rape, unlawful contact of a minor, and corruption of a minor, for April 11, 2015, crimes at his North Broad Street home.
In court Monday, Flores-Medina, 40, continued to claim he’s innocent. A family member argued the same to Judge Totaro.
The judge responded by saying the sentencing hearing isn’t about Flores-Medina’s guilt. Totaro cited “overwhelming evidence” of guilt presented at trial.
The victim, now 18, was among witnesses Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno called to testify at trial.
Flores-Medina was a friend of the victim’s friend. He covered the victim’s mouth to prevent her from screaming during the crimes.
Flores-Medina took the stand at trial and denied committing the crimes.
As part of sentence, he must register his whereabouts with police, under Megan’s Law, for the rest of his life.
Lancaster city police Detective Randell Zook filed charges.
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