Created on Friday, 27 June 2014 Written by AP
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who attacked a central Ohio police officer with a saw and also admitted to raping a child years ago has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The judge in Columbus sentenced 23-year-old Donivin Cunningham on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to felonious assault and two counts of rape.
Police say Cunningham attacked a Columbus police sergeant with a large saw in April 2013, causing injuries that required treatment at a hospital. Officers were responding to a report that he had fired a gun at the mother of his two children.
The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1nLdlX3 ) reports that the rape counts involved the assault of a young relative seven to 10 years ago. The victim disclosed the assaults only last year.
Cunningham's attorney says the defendant is "very remorseful."