A Hampstead man who pleaded guilty to raping his now-deceased stepdaughter was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison with all but one year suspended.
Joseph G. Turner Sr., 54, will serve the time at Carroll County Detention Center and be placed on four years of probation upon his release.
Prosecutors said Turner went with a man to the Taneytown home of his stepdaughter, then 23, to do repair work Jan. 3, 1996.
After the other man left, Turner assaulted his stepdaughter.
The woman, who called police and was interviewed about the incident, was fatally struck by a pickup truck Jan. 19, 1996, as she walked along Route 140 in Taneytown.
The driver of the pickup was not charged.
Pub Date: 6/05/97