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Wicomico Teen Convicted in School Rape Sentenced to 11 Years

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Jocori Marece Scarborough Jocori Marece Scarborough
SALISBURY, Md.- A Wicomico County teenager convicted of raping a fellow student inside Parkside High School in Salisbury has been sentenced to a total 11 years in prison.

Jocori Marece Scarborough, of Delmar, Md., was sentenced to 10 years for his rape conviction and one year, one day for a gun charge. The sentences are to be served consecutively.

Scarborough will also have three years of supervised probation and must register as a sex offender.

A Wicomico County Circuit Court jury found Scarborough guilty in October of second-degree rape, second-degree assault, false imprisonment and other charges. On the rape conviction alone he could have faced a maximum 30-year prison sentence.

During the trial, a 15-year-old girl testified that Scarborough told her she was going to have his baby as he assaulted her at Parkside High School on Beaglin Park Drive on May 5.  The victim testified that Scarborough forcibly pulled her down a hallway and pushed her up against a wall, holding her by the hips while the sexual assault took place.

Video surveillance showed interactions between the victim and Scarborough before the assault, but the crime took place in a hallway not under video surveillance in the school. 

The girl said she told Scarborough she would not have sex with him but had agreed to walk with him to class.

Under questioning by the defense, the girl said she and Scarborough had kissed.  She also admitted to having a previous relationship with Scarborough that had ended prior to the assault taking place.

Prior to Scarborough's sentencing on Friday, his defense made a motion for a new trial because of newly discovered evidence. Scarborough's attorneys said they had received a Facebook conversation between a female friend of Scarborough's and the victim.  The defense said a friend of Scarborough's asked the victim if Scarborough did in fact rape her, to which the victim replied, "No."  The judge told Scarborough's attorneys they had ample time to discover this evidence prior to the trial getting under way, and there is no guarantee the evidence would even be admitted in the trial.  The motion for a new trial was denied.

Scarborough must serve half of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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