Repeat Domestic Violence Offender — with at Least Four Prior Convictions — Jailed up to 120 Years for Latest Attack

April 26, 2024 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that a Greene County man with an extensive history of domestic violence has been sentenced to 60 to 120 years in prison for his latest conviction — the 2022 strangulation and sexual assault of a woman in Jackson Township.

Ian Nakonechni was sentenced this week in Greene County Court after being found guilty by a jury in October 2023 of felony aggravated assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, strangulation, and related felonies and misdemeanors.

The Office of Attorney General cited at least four prior domestic violence convictions against the 36-year-old Nakonechni in requesting a significant prison term from the sentencing court.

As part of sentence, Nakonechni must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

“This defendant has shown a blatant and cruel disregard for the wellbeing of his partners, and this sentence puts a stop to his reign of domestic violence,” Attorney General Henry said. “These crimes often happen in the shadows and can be very challenging for police and prosecutors, but the work of law enforcement in this case essentially ensures this defendant will never again be part of a free society where he has proven to be violent and dangerous.”

Pennsylvania State Police filed charges regarding the February 2022 attack on Falling Timber Road in Jackson Township. Nakonechni sexually assaulted the victim, strangled her, and beat her with a pipe and flashlight.

The Office of Attorney General accepted referral of the case from the Greene County District Attorney’s Office.

In October, a jury convicted Nakonechni of eight felonies and three misdemeanors.

Office of Attorney General Senior Deputy Attorney General Alicia Werner prosecuted the case.

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