CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty was in court Monday afternoon, having reached a plea deal with indicted sex offender Elias Acevedo Sr.
Acevedo, 49, who originally pleaded not guilty following his June 6 indictment and subsequent arrest, was accused of two murders and multiple rapes dating as far back as 1993.
He was first indicted by a grand jury for the murders of two women who were killed nearly 19 years ago.
Acevedo pleaded guilty to the two murders and also to multiple rapes against children and agreed to a sentence of 445 years in prison with no parole.
Prosecutors say Acevedo strangled Pamela Pemberton, 30, in October 1994 and left her body in a vacant lot near West 11th Street in the Tremont neighborhood.
Acevedo also pleaded guilty to killing Christina Adkins, 18, in 1995. Adkins' remains were found earlier this year.
He is also charged in additional kidnapping and rape cases, some of them involving children. He faced a total of 297 counts.