2 Ottawa County men sentenced to prison in videotaped sex attack

Two young men were sentenced Monday to up to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl while one man's father videotaped the attack. An Ottawa County Circuit Court jury in Grand Haven convicted the men March 11 of first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the June 28, 2010, attack. On Monday, Judge Ed Post sentenced Jordan Paris, 19, to nine to 20 years in prison; and Sage Lewis, 20, to 10 1/2 to 20 years. Lewis got a longer minimum because of his juvenile criminal record.
AP Wire
May 3, 2011

Authorities said the three men assaulted the girl after she passed out in a hot-tub shed on land owned by Paris’ father. Kelly Paris, 44, was sentenced in January and is serving 12 to 20 years for the sexual assault and for videotaping it.

Before the sentencing, the victim told the court she hoped neither man could ever victimize anyone else.

“What they thought was a night of fun was the worst night of my life,” she said. “Today, I’m not as quick to trust people. And over the past year, I’ve had a rollercoaster of emotions.”

Lewis and Paris didn’t speak at the sentencing. Their lawyer said his clients were treated more harshly than they deserved.

Post a Comment

Log in to your account to post comments here and on other stories, galleries and polls. Share your thoughts and reply to comments posted by others. Don't have an account on GrandHavenTribune.com? Create a new account today to get started.