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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 27, 2020

South Carolina man sentenced to 30 years in prison for the kidnapping and sexual assault of an Alabama woman

Anthony Ingram, 32, was sentenced today for kidnapping and sexually assaulting an Alabama woman.  United States District Judge Sara Lioi sentenced Ingram to 30 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release.  A jury previously convicted Ingram after a week-long trial in October.

According to court records and evidence presented at trial:

Ingram worked for a cross-country trucking company.  On August 10, 2018, Ingram, while in Michigan, offered to transport an Alabama woman to Indiana so she could retrieve her vehicle.  Unbeknownst to the woman, Ingram had no intention of taking her to Indiana.  Instead, Ingram drove the woman into Ohio and repeatedly ignored her pleas to be released from the truck.  Hours later, Ingram pulled the truck over on the Ohio Highway near Hudson, Ohio, where he forced the woman into the rear of the cab, struck her in the face, threatened her with a weapon and sexually assaulted her.  After the attack, Ingram continued driving into Pennsylvania.  Ingram stopped at a rest stop along the Pennsylvania highway, at which time the woman was able to escape and call for help.  Ingram fled and was arrested hours later in Pennsylvania. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ohio State Highway Patrol investigated the case, with assistance from the Beaver Township Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, and the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter Daly and Aaron Howell.

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Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Contact: 
Bridget M. Brennan (216) 622-3810 bridget.brennan@usdoj.gov
Updated February 27, 2020