A 58-year-old Lakewood man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting a teenager for three years.
Mark Lewis, of Newman Avenue, was found guilty last month on five counts of gross sexual imposition and five counts of kidnapping.
According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office, Lewis sexually assaulted a boy — now 19 — in his vehicle as well as the boy’s bedroom from 2007 to 2010.
Lewis knew the family from church, and was considered a “member of their family.”
“The victim would try to resist Lewis’ advances, but (Lewis) would ignore the victim’s requests to stop,” according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office.
Judge Daniel Gaul handed down the sentence this week in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court.