Akron man gets life without parole for child's rape

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AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones sentenced Robert Roper, 24, of Akron, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Roper was also designated a Tier III sex offender.

On June 6, a jury convicted Roper of rape, a felony of the first degree, for repeatedly raping the five-year-old daughter of a friend in 2010 and 2011.

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