ST. PAUL, Minn. - A St. Paul man will serve a 30-year prison sentence after being convicted in the rapes of his former girlfriend and a 13-year-old girl.
Courtney Lamont Osgood was sentenced Wednesday in Ramsey District Court to 30 years in prison for the 2007 rape of a teen on St. Paul's East Side, and the rape of his ex-girlfriend in May of 2011.
The 21-year-old Osgood received the maximum available penalty from Judge Gary Bastian after pleading guilty to both rapes in April.
"We are very pleased with Judge Bastian's sentencing which recognizes the long-term impact of these crimes on both victims and sends a message to the greater East Side that public safety is a top priority for all of us," said Ramsey County Attorney John Choi.
A criminal complaint says St. Paul Police responded to an assault call on the 300 block of Concord Street in St. Paul. They met with the 18 year-old victim who reported that the defendant had raped and strangled her earlier that morning in the laundry room of her apartment building.
Osgood had become upset when she tried to end their relationship. Two weeks later, investigators obtained a warrant for a DNA sample from the defendant, who was in custody on a traffic violation.
That sample linked the defendant to the 2011 rape, but also matched a DNA sample recovered from the 13-year-old victim of a 2007 sexual assault. That girl was walking to school on January 8 when she was attacked from behind, strangled and raped.
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