Man pleads guilty to 1997 rape

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A man was sentenced to seven years in prison Thursday for raping a 17-year-old girl six years ago.
Ronnell Reed, 30, of Akron, pleaded guilty to rape, attempted burglary, telephone harassment and assault. He was sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Brenda Burnham Unruh after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Unruh also imposed an additional 18-month sentence, which she suspended a year ago when she placed Reed on probation for two counts of telephone harassment.
She will hold a hearing next Thursday to determine if Reed should be labeled a sexual predator.
Reed has been in and out of prison for the past 10 years, serving four different terms for crimes ranging from burglary to gross sexual imposition.
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