UPDATE: OU Rape Suspect Sentenced

UPDATE: 8/9/13

Levi Canterbury is sentenced to seven years in prison.

A jury found him guilty of two counts of rape on July 31.

Canterbury is also ordered to pay over $8,000 in restitution.

He will be registered as a tier III sex offender for the rest of his life.

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UPDATE: 7/31/2013 4:25 PM

An Athens County jury finds a man guilty of raping an Ohio University student. It took two days of deliberations.

Levi Canterbury was found guilty of two counts of rape.

In September of 2011, the victim was walking home alone and intoxicated. Canterbury offered to give her a ride.

Police say he then took her to a parking lot and raped her.

He'll be sentenced to between 3 and 11 years in prison. He'll also have to register as a sex offender.

He's being held without bond and will be sentenced within two weeks.
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The 21-year old accused of raping an area college student has been indicted.

An Athens County Grand Jury indicted Levi Canterbury of Gallipolis, Thursday afternoon.

He faces two counts of rape.

According to a news release from the Athens County Prosecutor's Office, Canterbury raped a female Ohio University student on September 10.

Canterbury's arraignment has been set for October 19 in front of Judge Alan Goldsberry.


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  • by Bill on Oct 18, 2011 at 06:59 AM
    Ever think he just wanted to cover his tracks? Rape is a crime. Don't blame the victims. He's wanted for 2 rapes now, not just one. Something is definitely fishy about this guy. Not to mention the fact that they found biological evidence for the girl that was raped Sept 10! Just because he called 911 doesn't mean he's innocent. He might have just realized that what he did was wrong and freaked out. Especially since she was bleeding when she left his car.
  • by Lin on Oct 17, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    So tired of the rapist getting a slap on the wrist, yet ppl tarnish and slander the victims forever. Rape is a crime! No one "asks" for it, and if that is how you think then your not much better then those doing the crimes!Oh he called to find out how she was, so he is a good guy, NOT! Ever think maybe he just wanted to find out if she was dead or didn't have any memory of the CRIME!
  • by Sue Location: Parkersburg on Oct 15, 2011 at 09:56 AM
    Oh, let's do blame the victim! Because we all know if a woman is walking alone at that hour then it means rape is a-ok! She might even have been asking for it! Is it smart to walk alone at night? No, not at all. Is it relevant to prevention? Yes. Is it relevant to his guilt IF he did do this? No.
  • by butchie Location: Ohio on Oct 14, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    1. He's from Gallipolis, not a student then why is he in Athens? 2 Why was she walking home alone from a "Party" at that hour?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 14, 2011 at 10:15 AM
    Other media sources are reporting that he called the police TWICE to check on the girl's condition. Gave his name and phone number. Sounds more like a good samaritan that a rapist, doesn't it? There's more to this story than is being told...
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