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Lancaster man faces 47 years in prison for teenager rape conviction

CBS 21

A Lancaster County jury convicted a man of rape, following a 3-day trial in county court.

On Thursday morning, the jury found Jose Flores-Medina, 39, guilty of rape, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of a minor.

A Lancaster County female, now 18, testified at the trial that Flores-Medina forced her into sex while covering her mouth on April 11, 2015 at his North Broad Street home.

The jury deliberated for about three hours before returning guilty verdicts on all three felony counts, according to Assistant District Attorney Christopher Sarno, who won the conviction.

Flores-Medina will be sentenced, following a background check, in about three months.

After the verdict, Sarno requested that Flores-Medina's bail be raised to $1 million. He had been free on bail through the trial.

County Judge Donald Totaro, who presided over the trial, granted the request and raised bail, which has not been posted.

Flores-Medina faces a maximum prison sentence of 47 years when Totaro orders sentence.

Flores-Medina was a friend of the victim's friend.

According to Sarno, Flores-Medina took the stand and denied committing the crimes.

Lancaster city police Detective Randell Zook filed the charges.

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