The following press release was sent out by the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office. Press releases do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch. Photo courtesy of CNN.com.
BOISE – On Wednesday, Honorable Ada County District Judge Michael Reardon sentenced 40-year-old Aaron von Ehlinger to 20 years in prison, with 8 years fixed before being eligible for parole.
The prosecutor’s office recommended a 40-year sentence with 15 years fixed before parole eligibility.
In September 2021, the State charged Mr. von Ehlinger with rape and forcible penetration. The victim was a 19-year-old woman. Following a four-day jury trial in April 2022, a jury convicted Mr. von Ehlinger of rape and acquitted of forcible penetration.
“I want to thank Jane Doe for the courage she has demonstrated in this case,” said Ada County Prosecutor Jan Bennetts. “I appreciate the tireless work done by the Boise Police detectives on this case, which allowed my team to ensure justice was served.”
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