Man convicted of rape, assault sentenced to 20 years
Rochester, N.Y. – A man convicted of raping and assaulting a woman will spend 20 years behind bars.
Delrick Jeffries, 53, was sentenced Wednesday. He also faces 15 years of post-release supervision.
Jeffries was convicted in April of rape, assault and unlawful imprisonment. Prosecutors say the victim had been raped and assaulted by Jeffries and held against her will. She later arrived at a grocery store, where she asked for help and was assisted by a Good Samaritan.
“Thanks to the victim’s difficult and impactful testimony, a violent and dangerous man will be serving time away from our community for the next twenty years,” Senior Assistant District Attorney Hillary Levitt said in a statement. “I would like to thank the Rochester Police Department and the Monroe County Crime Lab for helping secure the verdict that led to today’s appropriate sentence. I am proud to share that the victim in this case is doing great as we are happy that she can finally close the chapter on this case.”