1997 rape yields term of 30 years for man, 25


July 31, 2008

A 25-year-old East Baltimore man convicted of raping a woman in 1997, when he was 15 years old, was sentenced in Circuit Court yesterday to 30 years in prison, according to the city state's attorney's office.

Tranell B. Dansbury of the 1600 block of N. Broadway received 20 years for second-degree rape and 10 years for assault. He was sentenced by Circuit Judge Paul Smith. A jury convicted Dansbury on June 12.

Prosecutors said the attack occurred Nov. 18, 1997, when Dansbury forced an 18-year-old woman behind a brick wall in the 1400 block of E. Madison St. Police identified Dansbury through a DNA search nearly a decade later, in April 2007.

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