A Junction City man was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for raping a teenager a year ago.
Boyle Circuit Judge Darren Peckler sentenced Jacob Turner, 23, to five years for second-degree rape and second-degree sodomy for forcing a 17-year-old girl into sexual intercourse and deviant sexual intercourse last August, after providing her with alcohol.
Turner initially faced first-degree charges, but they were reduced in a plea deal with prosecutors in exchange for a guilty plea to the second-degree charges.
Police said the victim was a friend of Turner’s former girlfriend, whom he got drunk and sexually assaulted at a Junction City residence.
Shortly after the attack, the victim and a friend went to Trooper Rodney Wren, who lives nearby. Wren sent the girl to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, where a sexual assault kit was processed, police said.
Police also charged Turner with unlawful imprisonment and unlawful transaction with a minor, but he was never indicted on those counts.