Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Youngstown man convicted of raping 11-year-old
A Youngstown man faces up to life in prison after he was convicted of crossing state lines to rape an 11-year old, law enforcement officials said.
Iraephraim Underwood, 59, was convicted following a jury trial of one count of crossing a state line to engage in a sexual act with a person who had not attained the age of 12 years old and one count of transporting a child under 18 years of age in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in an illegal sexual act.
Underwood is expected to be sentenced later this year.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael A. Sullivan and Benedict Gullo following an investigation by FBI, with assistance from the Youngstown and Boardman police departments.