Anne Arundel County Man Faces More Than A Century In Prison For Raping Teen Girl

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ)–An Anne Arundel County man faces more than a century in prison for sexually abusing a teenage girl.

Prosecutors say 39-year-old John Winner began abusing the teen in 2010 when she was just 14.

The abuse took place in two Crofton homes.

The victim reported the abuse in 2012, alerting authorities of two instances where she was groped by Winner and four incidents in which he held her down and forcibly raped her as she struggled to get away.

The trial in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court in Annapolis began Tuesday, ending Wednesday afternoon.  It took a jury just three hours to convict him.

“It took tremendous courage for this young woman to come forward and face her abuser,” State’s Attorney Anne Colt Leitess said. “At trial, the state asked the jurors to end her nightmare. We are happy with this verdict and hope it will do just that. Protecting our county’s children is a priority for our office. This verdict takes a dangerous predator off our county’s streets for hopefully the rest of his life.”

Winner faces up to 106 years in prison when he’s sentenced later this year.

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