A Summit County jury convicted a 28-year-old Northfield man of rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition for abducting a girl who had been baby-sitting, authorities said Wednesday.
John M. Muzic, of Cranbrook Drive, faces a maximum term of life in prison at his Sept. 6 sentencing hearing before Common Pleas Judge Alison McCarty.
In late January, prosecutors said, Muzic stopped at an acquaintance’s home while a babysitter was there and brought her back to his house after she asked to see his dogs. He then grabbed the girl, dragged her to his bedroom and raped her after threatening to kill her.
Prosecutors said Muzic’s DNA was identified by investigators at the scene of the attack.
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