Jordan R. Patterson cited a biblical account of Jesus' trial as he stood before a judge Thursday to be sentenced for his convictions of raping two 14-year-old Lockport girls in 2016.
Patterson, 25, of the Town of Lockport, originally was charged with attacking five females, four of them underage. Dismissals and a jury that deadlocked on about half the charges in his September 2018 trial meant he was sentenced on 10 felonies and a misdemeanor involving two girls.
Patterson said he was impressed by the Bible account of Jesus' trial.
"In the face of death, he did not exchange the truth for a lie," Patterson said. "I cannot exchange the truth for a lie. I cannot admit to these crimes I did not commit."
"Pontius Pilate looked down at Jesus and said, 'I find no fault in him,' " State Supreme Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. replied. "I look down at you, Mr. Patterson, and I find fault."
Kloch sentenced Patterson to 15 years in prison.
Kloch cited Patterson's "systematic abuse of young females. Women are not property."