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      Toledo man gets life in prison for lewd sex act, rape of 3-year-old

      Lucas County Jail

      A Toledo man found guilty in April of raping a three-year-old last summer has been sentenced to life in prison.

      Judge Myron Duhart sentenced 25-year-old Najee Bryant on Tuesday to life in prison for the first-degree felony rape.

      Bryant admitted to police that on August 22, 2013 he masturbated in front of the child he was babysitting, then ejaculated on the child's face and head. He then admitted to police that he recorded the act on his iPhone.

      In April, Bryant entered an Alford plea which does not admit guilt but does admit he understands there is enough evidence to convict him.

      Bryant will be eligible for parole after 15 years, at which time his victim will be over the age of 18.