A Unionville man convicted of rape was sentenced to 175 years for his crimes.
More than 150 charges were filed against Gary L. Cain Jr., 43, after police investigations found he had sexual contact with an underage female. Cain was a family friend, according to the Centre County District Attorney’s Office, and claimed he was with the girl “on numerous occasions and in various locations throughout Centre County.”
Cain denied the allegations during a November trial, saying he never had inappropriate contact with the female “at any time, any place or anywhere.” The female in the case testified to more than a dozen instances of assault in both her home and Cain’s home.
The jury deliberated for about six hours before returning with guilty verdicts on 23 felony counts, including rape, statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse less than 16 years old, unlawful contact with a minor for sexual offenses, criminal attempt of sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years old, indecent assault of a person less than 13 years old and corruption of minors.
Prosecution pointed out that Cain had previously pleaded guilty to counts of statutory sexual assault and indecent assault in two separate cases in 2000.
He was sentenced Thursday by Centre County Senior Judge David Grine to 175-350 years in a state institution, according to the Centre County District Attorney’s Office. He was not sentenced to any fines or restitution.
“Victims of abuse will be heard and these cases will be prosecuted,” District Attorney Bernie Cantorna said in a news release. “Cain’s lengthy sentence is necessary to ensure public safety and to hold him accountable.”