Man gets 15 years in UGA kidnap-rape case

A man who held a University of Georgia student against her will was sentenced to 15 years in prison this week in a plea deal, and avoided a possible trial on rape and battery charges.

Darrius Jadon Richmond also pleaded no contest to second-degree criminal damage to property after being accused of ransacking portions of a student housing complex, where the alleged assault occurred, according to the Athens Banner-Herald, which first reported the case.

The case is the second UGA rape case to gain attention in recent weeks, although Richmond was accused of committing his crimes in July 2014.

Last month, Bamidele O. Oluwadare was arrested and charged with raping another UGA student in a dorm room at McWhorter Hall, according to a University of Georgia Police Department report.

Oluwadare, who has been rele4asd on a $25,000 bond, has been banned from Athens-Clarke County and must live with his parents while the case is pending.

In addition to his 15-year sentence, Richmond was ordered to serve eight years in confinement and the remainder of the sentence on probation, according to the Banner-Herald. He must also pay $17,000 in restitution for property damage.