AKRON -- Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh said Larry McGowan, 37, of Cleveland, was sentenced by Judge Judy Hunter to the maximum of 11 years in prison and was classified as a Tier III sexual offender.
On July 24, McGowan pleaded guilty to one count of felony rape.
On Nov. 25, 2012, a mutual acquaintance arranged a meeting between McGowan and the victim, a 53-year-old Akron woman.
While in the victim's home, McGowan choked her, then vaginally and anally raped her.
After the rape, she was able to grab a knife and force McGowan to leave her home, where she remained until the Akron police arrived.