ELYRIA — A Lorain man accused in both a rape case and a shooting has been sentenced to a total of 21 years to life in prison.
Christopher Jones, 32, was found guilty of rape and importuning in June after a jury trial that dealt with allegations he had sexual relations with a 12-year-old girl whose mother he knew, Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said.
Jones was sentenced to 13 years to life in prison on that case and pleaded guilty Wednesday in the unrelated shooting to charges of attempted murder, felonious assault, illegal possession of a firearm in a liquor establishment and intimidation.
According to Lorain police, Jones shot William Charles once in the chest with a handgun after a confrontation at Pearl Gate Bar on Feb. 23.
Will said prosecutors agreed to a sentence of eight years in that case. County Common Pleas Judge James Miraldi ran the sentences in the two cases consecutive to each other, which was another part of the agreement.
A call to Jones’ attorney wasn’t returned Thursday.
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