An East Orange felon felt a judge's wrath yesterday when he was sentenced to 50 years in prison for raping a Downtown Jersey City woman in 2005 after climbing through her window in a luxury apartment building, officials said.
"Justice was served in this very disturbing stranger-on-stranger crime," said Hudson County Prosecutor Edward DeFazio of the sentence handed down to Michael McKane, 34, by Superior Court Judge Fred Theemling yesterday.
In June a jury convicted McKane on three counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of sexual assault and one count each of robbery and burglary, said Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Najma Rana, who prosecuted the case.
An average sentence for the crime would be 10 to 20 years, but as a persistent offender McKane was eligible for an extended sentence. He will have to serve more than 42 years of the sentence, or until the age of 79, before even becoming eligible for parole.