A Lancaster County jury convicted a city man of rape, following a 3-day trial in county court.
On Thursday morning, the jury found 39-year-old Jose Flores-Medina guilty of rape, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption of a minor.
A local female, now 18, testified at trial that Flores-Medina forced her into sex while covering her mouth on April 11, 2015, at Flores-Medina’s North Broad Street home.
The jury deliberated about three hours over two days before returning guilty verdicts on all three felony counts, according to Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno, who won the conviction.
Flores-Medina will be sentenced, following a background check, in about three months.
After the verdict, Sarno requested that Flores-Medina’s bail be raised to $1 million. He had been free on bail through the trial.
County Judge Donald Totaro, who presided over the trial, granted the request and raised bail, which hasn’t been posted.
Flores-Medina faces a maximum prison sentence of 47 years when Totaro orders sentence.
Flores-Medina was a friend of the victim’s friend.
Flores-Medina took the stand and denied committing the crimes, according to Sarno.
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