Convicted rapist sentenced for lighting woman on fire in Cayuga County

A convicted rapist will spend the next seven years in prison for imprisoning a woman and lighting her on fire.

In August, Milton K. Richardson Jr. was arrested and charged with several felonies and misdemeanors, including first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree arson, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, second-degree menacing, second-degree reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and assault. At the time, New York State Police said Richardson had held a woman against her will in the town of Brutus and tried to set her on fire.

The 52-year-old ultimately pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted arson in February, and on Thursday, he appeared in Cayuga County Court for sentencing.

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