Sentencing set for NYC man who raped stepdaughter

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Updated: 6/30 11:01 am

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man convicted of raping his former stepdaughter, after she accused him years later in a college application essay, is due to learn his punishment.

The 62-year-old man faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced Monday in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn prosecutors say the man, who the Associated Press has chosen not to identify for fear of identifying the victim, raped his then-eight-year-old stepdaughter in 2003. However, she kept the secret from her family until disclosing it in the essay when she applied for college in 2012. Her mother saw it and called police.

The couple ultimately divorced, and the ex-stepfather had denied the rape allegations. His lawyer has portrayed the woman's essay as nothing more than a bid for admissions officers' sympathy.

The AP generally does not identify sexual assault victims unless they come forward publicly.

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