Child rapist gets 30 years

"Obviously this is one of the most serious and troublesome cases I’ve ever seen," Circuit Court Judge Edward L. Hogshire said, according to a Daily Progress story this morning. Indeed. Fluvanna county resident Jermaine Leon Franklin, 25, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for raping a two-year-old he was babysitting. The 2003 rape sent the two-year-old into surgery for more than two hours. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Elizabeth Killeen had been seeking a life sentence for Franklin, but seemed pleased with the verdict.