(Cleveland) - One day after he was convicted in yet another rape case, this one in 1994, Quisi Bryan was sentenced to 20-to-50 years in prison by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge David Matia.
Acting as his own attorney, the 43 year old Bryan used his closing statement to thank the jury for their service, and accused Prosecutor Timothy McGinty of using his trial for political gain.
He also called for indictments against Cleveland Police in the deaths of Melissa Williams and Timothy Russell, prompting Judge Matia to demand that Bryan stick to the facts of his own case.
Bryan then stated that he was preparing for an appeal of his conviction in the death of Cleveland Police Officer Wayne Leon.
Judge Matia wasn't impressed with Bryan's calm cool demeanor, and declared that his days of being a victimizer are over.
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Matia also criticized police and prosecutors for delays in investigating sex crimes against inner-city women, referring to media reports of rape kits not being tested in a timely manner.
He said it is very important that Bryan's victims receive the support and counseling they need to recover from the trauma of being brutalized.
The serial rapist now returns to Ohio’s death row for the June 2000 murder of Officer Leon.
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