Youngstown man sentenced for kidnapping, assaulting woman he met online

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Daniel Uncapher waved and stuck his tongue out at reporters as he was being led out of court

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Youngstown man who kidnapped and assaulted a woman in September is now headed to prison.

Daniel Uncapher, 27, of Dearborn Street, was in court Tuesday morning. He was sentenced to five to seven-and-a-half years in prison.

Uncapher was convicted last year of breaking into the victim’s south side apartment, assaulting her and biting her on the cheek.

The woman said he was very drunk, and choked and beat her.

She got away by saying she had children she had to tend to upstairs. When she went upstairs, she called police.

Although the victim has since moved out of the area, prosecutors told Judge Anthony Donofrio the attack has had lasting effects.

“You also heard and saw firsthand how her mind and her psyche and, most importantly, her sense of security — which we, as citizens, are all entitled to — was really shaken that day and scarred, really, for life,” Atty. Kevin Trapp said.

For his part, the defendant wondered if his facial tattoos might have factored into the jury’s guilty verdicts.

Uncapher waved and stuck his tongue out at reporters as he was being led out of court.

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