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Jury finds Angola man guilty of rape
Friday Mar 17, 2017 1:54pm
By: Sheila McCrea
ANGOLA – After two days of testimony and about 45 minutes deliberation, a Steuben County jury found an Angola man guilty of rape and criminal confinement.
Over the course of two days, the twelve-person jury heard testimony from seven witnesses called by the prosecution and five by the defense.
On Thursday evening they found 42-year-old Chad Farrell guilty of rape while armed with a deadly weapon, a Level 1 felony, and criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, a Level 3 felony.
Farrell has been in Steuben County Jail since his arrest more than a year ago. He will remain there until his sentencing by Judge Allen Wheat on April 10th at 1 p.m.
Farrell faces up to 40 years in prison for the rape and 16 years in prison for the criminal confinement charges.