A jury of eight women and four men found an Ada man guilty of rape Friday and recommended he serve 21 years of prison time.
Jordan Turner Watson, 21, was found guilty of first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation, kidnapping, and domestic assault and battery by strangulation.
The jury deliberated more than six hours and recommended sentences of 10 years for the rape charge, eight years for rape by instrumentation, two years for kidnapping and one year for the domestic abuse charge. He was found not guilty of first-degree burglary.
Watson was arrested in October 2009 after his former girlfriend ran from her apartment and called police to report the crime. She told officers Watson raped and assaulted her in the early morning hours after a night of drinking.
Although Watson and the victim had ended their relationship, they had a young son together. Their relationship ended for the most part in January 2009, although both sides admitted the two would occasionally get together between the breakup and the rape.
On the night of the rape, Watson and the victim attended a Halloween party and admitted to drinking alcohol. The victim said after she got home at 3 a.m., Watson entered an unlocked front door to her apartment in the 100 block of S. Hope and started a fight.
She told Watson to leave and if he wouldn’t, then she would. She said that’s when the rape occurred. She said he held her down violently during the sexual assault.
Watson’s defense attorney argued she let him, the sex was consensual, the investigation was unreliable because police neglected to gather certain evidence, and some photographic evidence was lost.
During closing arguments, Assistant District Attorney Jim Tillison held up photos of the victim showing bruising on her arms and marks on her face. Tillison said the photos also showed where her nose ring was yanked out during the attack.
Turner will be sentenced Dec. 8 at 1 p.m. He will face no less than five years and all sentences can run concurrently or consecutively.