Man sentenced to 17 years in prison for the 2006 rape of a Miami University student

Jontatum Ferguson, 20, has been charged with the murder of Dujawn Samuel McDaniel Foster III, 21.

In a case that used high tech DNA testing that led to a conviction, the man who pleaded guilty in the 2006 rape investigation of a Miami University student was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Thursday.

Lloyd Ailes, 59, raped the student of campus in 2006 and investigators were stymied in the case until a company, Parabon, that does DNA testing on families was able to get a match in the case.

He pleaded guilty on May 3, 2022, to charges of rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and gun specifications

Ailes did have a message for the victim on Thursday: “I’m sorry. If I could take it back, I would. I can even tell the court. I mean, if there’s anything I could do to change it, I would," according to a report from Enquirer media partner Fox 19.

Ailes must also register as a sex offender five days after his release from prison and serve a mandatory five years of probation, the report states.

Ailes has been given credit on his sentence for serving more than 200 days.

Enquirer media partner Fox 19 contributed to this report.

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