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Elkhart man found guilty of kidnapping, sexual assault

ANDERSON CO., October 11, 2013—An Elkhart man has been found guilty for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a female victim in 2012.

Johhny Paul Sutherlin was found guilty by an Anderson County Jury on Thursday, of four counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and one count of Aggravated Kidnapping.

The jury deliberated for a little less than 30 minutes, and the guilty verdict was read by presiding District Judge Pam Foster Fletcher.

The sentencing phase of the trial began immediately after the verdict was read on Thursday. 

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