04/05/2001

Chicago man convicted of attack on 'Girl X' faces century behind bars

April 5, 2001 (CHICAGO) - A man who claimed police coerced him into confessing during an attack of epilepsy has been convicted of a brutal rape that left a young girl unable to speak.

Ronald Sykes, 29, faces a possible sentence of more than a century in prison. Jurors deliberated for 18 hours before finding him guilty Wednesday.

The jury had to balance Sykes' story against the testimony ...

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