A Minneapolis man convicted of raping a vulnerable 14-year-old girl was sentenced to 180 days and has less than 100 days left to serve.
Nineteen-year-old Demarlo R. Crawford pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal sexual conduct and received a 180-day sentence in the rape of a 14 year-old-girl with an IQ of 57. The average score on most standardized IQ tests is 100, and a score of 57 means the individual has a mild general learning disability and is likely eligible for special education services.
Crawford, who had done odd jobs for the girl’s family, met the young girl after school in September 2016, and offered to walk her home reported the Star Tribune. He offered to wash the family car and asked the girl if she had ever been kissed. Crawford then fondled the girl, stripped her from the waist down and raped her. DNA collected from the girl confirmed Crawford was the perpetrator.
Last week, Hennepin County District Court Judge Lisa Janzen stayed a four-year prison term and credited Crawford with the 82 days he has been in jail since his arrest. That leaves Crawford with less than 100 days remaining in his sentence.
Crawford has to register as a predatory sex offender, enroll in a treatment program, provide a DNA sample to authorities, and have no contact with minors other than his siblings, according to the Star Tribune.
During his five years of probation, Crawford is required to stay away from alcohol, illicit drugs, and firearms.
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