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Man gets 33-year prison term for juvenile crime spree

March 17, 2020 GMT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who sexually assaulted a woman and committed many thefts during a crime spree that occurred when he was a juvenile has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.

Michael Hutchins, 18, of Cleveland, was sentenced Monday. He had pleaded guilty earlier this month to numerous charges, including kidnapping, aggravated robbery and escape after his case was moved to adult court.

Hutchins’ crime spree began when he was 16 years old. Authorities have said he escaped from the Cleveland Christian Home in October 2018 and stole a woman’s cellphone the next month. He also committed many thefts during the next several months.

The sexual assault occurred in February 2019 in a parking garage. Authorities said he tried to drive away in the victim’s car after the attack, but crashed the vehicle into a wall in the garage.

Hutchins grew up in a home fraught with neglect and abuse that was both physical and sexual, according to his attorneys.