NORWICH – A 17 year-old from Norwich pleaded guilty to rape in Chenango County Court on Friday, and was sentenced to serve state prison time along with the requirement to register as a sex offender after apologizing to the victim and her family.
Brandon P. King, 17, of Norwich pleaded guilty to third-degree rape and received two years in prison after Chenango County Court Judge Frank Revoir Jr said the victim, the victim’s family, and their preference for leniency had a big impact on King’s jail time.
King testified that on February 18 while he and the victim were behind a building on Court Street in the City of Norwich, he engaged the victim in sexual intercourse while she said no and stop.
“That night is something our family will never forget,” said the uncle of the victim during the victim impact statement. “No one deserves to go through what my niece went through.”
King responded to the family and apologized.
“Im sorry for what I did,” said King. “I’m hoping when I get through this – that I move on and don’t make the same mistake in the future.”
Chenango County Assistant District Attorney Michael Ferrarese said King and the victim were two high school students in an early stages of a relationship when the rape occurred...