A 46-year-old Barberton man was sentenced to prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a woman he met at a bus stop.
A Summit County jury found Cecil Carnegie guilty on Sept. 5 of sexual battery, a third-degree felony. Summit County Common Pleas Judge Joy Malek Oldfield sentenced Carnegie Tuesday to five years in prison, the maximum possible penalty.
Prosecutors say Carnegie met the woman, who appeared to be severely intoxicated, in May of 2018 at a bus stop. He later took the woman to a park where the two of them laid down on a blanket. Carnegie sexually assaulted the woman as she went in and out of consciousness, prosecutors say.
Oldfield designated Carnegie a Tier 3 sex offender, which means, once he is released from prison, he will be required to register with the sheriff every 90 days for the rest of his life.