Teen sentenced for series of sexual assaults

By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 staff Email

BENTON HARBOR A teenager has been sentenced for a series of violent sexual assaults and attempted rapes.

15-year-old Jaron Jefferson pleaded guilty last month to two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for rapes that happened in the Benton Harbor area in January and September 2013.

He attacked one victim as she walked home from work at night. The other victim was working as a contractor at a house when Jefferson grabbed her.

He targeted at least eight different women over the course of the year.

TEXT reports that Jefferson was sentenced to a minimum of 18 years and 9 months in prison.


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