A Westminster man on Wednesday was sentenced to serve 17 to 34 years in a Pennsylvania state prison for a forcible rape while he was a student at York College.
Ethan Rippey, 23, was sentenced by York County Court Judge Craig Trebilcock to serve 7.5 to 15 years on one count of rape and 9.5 to 19 years on one count of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse to run consecutively, as well as three to six months on one count of simple assault to run concurrently to the previous two charges, according to a post on the York County District Attorney’s Office Facebook page.
Rippey had been found guilty of those charges in November after a three-day trial in Pennsylvania.
“We are pleased that justice was served today, however, our thoughts continue to be with the victim who carries this pain and suffering with her each day,” stated the York County D.A.’s Facebook post.
Prosecutors said Rippey committed the rape while he and the victim were students at York College in Pennsylvania. On Nov. 18, 2017, the woman reached out to the York City Police Department to report she had been raped by Rippey from 11 p.m. Aug. 21 to 1 a.m. Aug. 22, according to court documents.