Decade in prison for rapist of 10-year-old

YOUNGSTOWN — A 29-year-old Meadowbrook Avenue man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a single count of raping a 10-year-old boy in 2002.

Judge James C. Evans of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court imposed the maximum sentence Friday on Nicholas C. Congemi, who must serve the full decade in prison.

In the plea deal, the prosecution agreed to drop two other rape counts and one count of gross sexual imposition.

The single rape count to which Congemi pleaded guilty was reduced from one carrying a potential life prison term to a charge carrying three to 10 years in prison.

Dawn Cantalamessa, assistant county prosecutor, recommended the full 10 years in prison for Congemi.

Read more in Saturday’s Vindicator and

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