BALTIMORE, Md. - The suspect in a February rape case will face life in prison.
A jury found Eron Johnson guilty of second-degree assault and first-degree sex offense.
In April, police were called to Old Town Mall for a possible rape in progress and saw Johnson running away from his victim.
Police spoke with the victim after Johnson's arrest. She told officers that she was walking through Old Town Mall when Johnson asked if she was "...trying to make some money?"
Officials say, when the victim refused, Johnson forced himself on her and threatened her as she tried to escape.
A person close by called the police after hearing the cries.
Court records show that Johnson was on parole for a conviction in 2001 2nd-degree rape at the time he was arrested in February.
"Let the severity of this sentence be a cautionary tale to sex offenders, that this violent repeat predatory behavior will not be tolerated," said State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.