Mahoning County jury finds man guilty of 19 counts of rape

Kenneth Thomas was charged with 19 counts of rape

The trial is now underway for a man accused of 19 counts of rape.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A jury in Mahoning County has found a man guilty of 19 counts of rape.

Prosecutors say Kenneth Thomas repeatedly raped a young boy over the course of five years.

A jury began deliberations at 11 a.m. Thursday and returned with a verdict in the afternoon.

Thomas’ attorney said previously that the victim’s mother just has an agenda against Thomas.

He will be sentenced at a later date.

Sixteen of the charges involve automatic life in prison sentences.

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