BENTON HARBOR A Benton Harbor man who was convicted of raping a 13-year-old runaway girl will spend the next several decades in prison.
48-year-old Rickie Brown was sentenced to 37 to 60 years in prison.
The Herald Palladium reports that he met the victim in December at a convenience store. He took her to his home, gave her alcohol and marijuana, and raped her.
Even at his sentencing hearing, Brown denied the accusations.