Sentence issued in rape of runaway teen

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

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.


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