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Lewiston man, charged with rape, admits to kidnapping

Jon B. Ellington, who had been charged with raping a Lewiston woman last year, admitted on Monday to restraining her against her will by threatening to kill her.

Jon B. Ellington (Photo courtesy of Lewiston Police)

At a court appearance last year, prosecutors said Ellington duct-taped the woman and held her for six hours.

Ellington, 45, won't have to register as a sex offender for the June 24 crime, but he could go to prison for as long as 25 years for second-degree kidnapping when sentenced June 11 by Niagara County Judge Matthew J. Murphy III. Ellington faces a mandatory minimum of five years.

If he had been convicted at trial next week, Ellington could have received a life sentence as a sexual predator.

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