A 19-year-old Akron man was convicted by Summit County jury Monday of raping a 12-year-old girl.

The jury found James Lane of Triplett Boulevard guilty of one count of rape, a first-degree felony.

Prosecutors say Lane met the girl in the summer of 2015 and had sex with her that November. Springfield Township police began an investigation after the victimís mother found letters Lane wrote her daughter.

Lane is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 26 by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Paul Gallagher. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.