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Cleveland rapist sentenced to 20 years in prison

In Cleveland, convicted rapist Winston Scott was sentenced to 20-years in prison from Judge Stuart Friedman. 

On February 19, 2011, an unnamed 24-year-old female was moving into her Cleveland Heights apartment.  She left the door propped open while she moved in, carrying her belongings from her car.  When she finished, she closed the door, walked inside, and was confronted by Scott, who came running out of the bedroom. 

Scott assaulted and raped her at knife point.  Surrounding neighbors heard loud screams and called the police. 

The Cleveland Heights Police arrived and located Scott close to the scene within minutes.  A knife, the woman's ID badge, and cell phones were found on his person during the arrest.

On June 1, 2011, Scott, 26, also a Cleveland Heights resident, pleaded guilty to rape, aggravated burglary, and aggravated robbery. 

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