Michael Swiergosz, convicted on multiple rape, kidnapping, and assault charges, appeared via video in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday so his prison sentence could be clarified.
Swiergosz, 47, was sentenced Monday to 36 years in prison after being found guilty by a jury on eight criminal charges. The sentence is to run consecutive to eight years he was ordered to serve, for a total of 44 years behind bars.
Judge Denise Ann Dartt ordered yesterday's hearing after some confusion about which of the sentences ordered for each of the eight charges ran concurrent or consecutive to each other. The 36-year total did not change.
Swiergosz was convicted Jan. 28 on one count of aggravated burglary, one count of felonious assault, two counts of rape, and three counts of kidnapping, all with gun specifications. He was also convicted of having a weapon while under indictment for a felony.
The convictions resulted from Swiergosz barricading himself with a gun inside a retirement community and assaulting his now-ex-wife on April 28. The incident occurred just weeks after he shot a gun near his ex-wife and daughter March 10, leading to a standoff with authorities.