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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 9, 2016

Youngstown man sentenced to life in prison for raping child

A Youngstown man was sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of crossing state lines to rape an 11-year old, law enforcement officials said.

Iraephraim Underwood, 59, was convicted following a jury trial of one count of crossing a state line to engage in a sexual act with a person who had not attained the age of 12 years old and one count of crossing a state line to engage in a sexual act with a person who had not attained the age of 18 years old.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael A. Sullivan and Benedict Gullo following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Youngstown Police Department and the Boardman Police Department.

Updated May 9, 2016