Man found guilty of rape, kidnapping on bike path

Jean Paul Mpanurwa is found guilty of rape and kidnapping -- stemming from a June 2013 incident (WDTN Photo/Chris Smith).

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Jean Paul Mpanurwa has been found guilty of kidnapping and raping a then-90-year-old woman in Dayton.

Jean Paul Mpanurwa (Montgomery County Jail).
Jean Paul Mpanurwa (Montgomery County Jail).

It happened in July 2013 when Mpanurwa, who is from the Congo, kidnapped the victim off of Radio Road, drug her into the woods and raped her. During the altercation, she suffered a broken arm.

READ MORE: Accused kidnapper, rapist, to have trial Thursday

The victim is now 94-years-old. Mpanurwa was linked to the crime through DNA collected off the victim.

Mpanurwa has been convicted of sexual battery in the past, and immigration officials will get involved in the coming days.

Mpanurwa remains in custody and will be sentenced at a later date. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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