By MARLO BARNHART
Washington County Circuit Judge Fred Wright on Tuesday sentenced Lloyd James Kane to 18 months in the Washington County Detention Center for his conviction on a battery charge.
"He forced himself on another person,'' Wright said. "He's of age to know the consequences.''
Kane, 20, of Clear Spring, originally was charged with the second-degree rape of a 16-year-old girl last March. A Washington County Circuit jury convicted him of the lesser offense on Oct. 24.
Assistant State's Attorney Duane Gigeous urged Wright not to give Kane a suspended sentence.
"He's a danger to society, he has demonstrated that twice,'' Gigeous said, referring to a 1993 manslaughter conviction.
Wright also denied a defense motion for work release. "There has to be a statement made here,'' Wright said. "Self-interest and acting out will not be condoned.''