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MAN, 47, FACES 60 YEARS FOR RAPE OF TEEN

A 47-year-old man convicted of raping a teen-age girl during Carnival last April faces up to 60 years in prison.
Elwin Joyce was found guilty by a Territorial Court jury Thursday of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual contact, according to Wednesday's Daily News.
Joyce accosted the teen-ager near Lionel Roberts Stadium and raped her, according to Douglas Dick, the assistant attorney general who prosecuted the case.
The jury deliberated for slightly more than an hour. The trial had lasted three days.
Joyce remains in custody pending sentencing March 16 by Judge Brenda J. Hollar.
The rape conviction carries a mandatory 10 years in jail, with a maximum of 30 years, Dick said. The sexual contact convictions carry sentences of up to 15 years each.

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