Jury finds Campbell man guilty of rape, kidnapping

YOUNGSTOWN — A jury has found a 55-year-old Campbell man guilty of the kidnapping and rape of a 15-year-old girl walking to school in 2009.

The six-woman, six-man jury had been hearing testimony all week in the trial of Charles Hudson, 55, who offers no official address. The jury also found Hudson guilty of gross sexual imposition in the case.

The jury deliberated about an hour today before delivering its verdict to Judge Lou A. D’Apolito of Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.

He faces 20 years in prison. No sentencing date was set.

Police said the 15-year-old, a 10th-grader at Campbell Memorial High School at the time, was abducted at knife point on Tremble Avenue near 13th Street around 7 a.m. Oct. 12 a few streets away from her home. She was taken to an abandoned house on Gordon Avenue, where the rape occurred.

For the complete story, read Friday’s Vindicator and Vindy.com

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