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Man already serving a life sentence found guilty in 2000 cold case rape

Efrem Johnson convicted of 200 rape. (Source: Summit County Prosecutor's Office) Efrem Johnson convicted of 200 rape. (Source: Summit County Prosecutor's Office)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

A man arrested two yeas ago after DNA connected him to the 2000 rape of a 24-year-old woman in Akron was convicted for the cold case crime, the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office announced Tuesday.

Efrem Johnson, 57, of Raymond Street in Akron, was found guilty of rape, kidnapping and felonious assault.

In August of 2000, Johnson lured a woman from an Akron street into nearby woods, where he beat and raped her. DNA collected from the victim following the attack was matched to Johnson in 2014.

Johnson is currently serving a life sentence for the March 2010 murder of 24-year-old Jacob Courie. Courie was serving in the Army at the time and was on leave when he was shot by Johnson while walking on East Exchange Street in Akron.

He'll be sentenced on the rape conviction on Nov. 16.

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