A Criminal Court jury convicted defendant Makyle Juwaan Love, 25, in January. He was sentenced by Judge Paula Skahan.
The incident occurred April 5, 2015, several weeks after Love and the 18-year-old victim met on social media. The victim said Love picked her up in his car, drove several blocks and then pulled into a driveway on Benford near Riverview Park.
She said Love then turned off the car, pulled a black handgun with an extended clip, ordered to remove her clothes and raped her.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Devon Lepeard and Sarah Poe, both of the DA’s Special Victims Unit which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.