MONROE A Monroe man was sentenced yesterday in Monroe County Circuit Court for breaking into a house and raping a 6-year-old girl in 2002.
Ronald Sachs, 26, will serve a minimum of 38 years in prison on two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a person under 13 years old and one count of home invasion.
The break-in and rape occurred on Mother s Day morning, May 12, 2002. Sachs fled and the case remained unsolved until 2005.
In 2004, Sachs was convicted of felony fleeing and eluding. Following procedure, the Monroe County Sheriff s Office collected a DNA sample.
In 2005, during a routine check of unsolved cases, deputies matched that DNA sample with the sample from the 2002 incident, assistant county Prosecutor Ken Swinkey said.