Rapist Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

Get alerted to breaking news when it happens. Subscribe Now

An Elsmere man has been sentenced for rape, strangulation, and resisting arrest.

During a January argument in New Castle, Justin Stetter, 22, hit, bit and strangled his then-girlfriend before forcing her into the backseat of their car and sexually assaulting her.

Stetter pleaded guilty to Rape Fourth Degree, Strangulation, and Resisting Arrest. He was sentenced by a Superior Court judge to 5 years in prison, followed by 18 months of probation.

He will be required to register as a Tier 2 sex offender, complete a certified domestic violence course, and undergo mental health and substance abuse evaluations and any resultant treatments.


Sign In For Unlimited Access

Please Log in, or sign up for a new account below to continue reading.

Register


About Staff Writer

First State Update's Delaware editorial team covers New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County breaking news, political news, and general news stories. We bring the reader the latest news from the Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Rehoboth Beach and all point in between. If you have news to share, email us at desk@firststateupdate.com.

View all posts by Staff Writer →