Beacon Journal staff


AKRON: A Barberton man was convicted in a Summit County jury trial Wednesday on charges of rape, gross sexual imposition, domestic violence and intimidation of a crime victim, authorities said.



Kevin B. Swift, 26, of Iowa Place, is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 12 by Common Pleas Judge Paul Gallagher.



On the night of Feb. 20, Swift unexpectedly visited the home of a woman with whom he had several children, prosecutors said.



There was a quarrel. Swift followed the woman upstairs as she was putting her children to bed, then punched and raped her, authorities said.



The victim contacted a friend in New York by email and asked her to get in touch with local police. Police arrived the next morning after receiving a call from the victimís friend and arrested Swift, who was still at the home.



A second sexual assault occurred at the home before officers arrived, prosecutors said.