Teen sentenced to 60 years for rape

February 13, 2008 3:10:54 PM PST
A teenager is headed to prison after he kidnapped a woman from a Wal-Mart parking lot and then sexually assaulted her.Johnathon McNichols hung his head as a jury sentenced him to 60 years in prison. The defense asked for probation, claiming McNichols was sexually abused as a child and just needed help. But prosecutors urged jurors to give him life, calling McNichols "a ticking time bomb."

McNichols was 15 years old last year when he used a fake handgun to kidnap the woman. His parents recognized him on surveillance video and turned him in to police.

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