A Gainesville man received a 45-year prison sentence after a jury convicted him of raping a 15-year-old boy he met on social media.
According to a Friday press release from the office of State Attorney Brian Kramer, Antron Markell Hutchinson chatted with the victim online before ordering an Uber to bring him to a motel on SW 13th Street.
“Hutchinson subsequently broke the child victims’ phone, trapped him in [the] room and raped him,” the press release said. “The victim suffered significant injuries and underwent surgery.”
When Hutchinson learned a warrant had been issued as part of the investigation, he asked a friend to delete media on his Snapchat, the press release said.
After his 45-year sentence in the Florida Department of Corrections, Hutchinson will have a lifetime of sex offender probation, plus designation as a sexual predator.
Assistant State Attorney Brooke King led the prosecution team in the case.