An Akron man was convicted Friday in a Summit County jury trial of multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition involving two young girls, authorities said.
Jeffery M. Burks, 54, of Baird Street, is awaiting sentencing on four counts of rape, all first-degree felonies, and four additional counts of gross sexual imposition. Jurors deliberated for less than an hour before returning the verdicts.
Prosecutors said Burks assaulted the girls when they stayed at his Akron home overnight on three occasions in 2012 and 2013. Both girls were under the age of 13 at the time.
A sentencing date is pending.