Ohio Supreme Court rejects 112-year jail sentence handed down to rapist convicted at 15-years-old

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 112-year prison sentence imposed on a convicted rapist for crimes he committed at age 15 is unconstitutional because it doesn’t allow any opportunity for possible release, a divided Ohio Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

The court’s 4-3 ruling came in the case of Brandon Moore, who was tried as an adult and convicted in the 2001 armed kidnapping, robbery and gang rape of a 22-year-old Youngstown State University student.

The woman was abducted as she arrived for an...

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