Man accused in kidnapping, rape gets 25 to life in prison

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — An Orem man accused of kidnapping a young girl as she walked to school and raping her in a Dumpster will serve at least 25 years in prison.

A judge handed down the sentence at a Monday hearing in Provo to 27-year-old Jayson Quade Johnson after he pleaded guilty to felony sodomy upon a child in September.

The Daily Herald of Provo reports ( ) that Johnson apologized during the hearing. With his head held low, he told the judge he has no excuse and that he deserves second he'll spend in prison.

The victim's father called Johnson a monster and coward. He said Johnson "murdered his daughter's innocence."

The man's name is being withheld to protect the identity of the girl, who was 11-years-old when the incident occurred in 2014.


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