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One-year term imposed for rape of girl, 15

Updated: 09/19/07 7:04 AM

Jason Meden, a self-described Grand Island rap music producer, was ordered Tuesday to serve a year in jail by State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang for what she called his “fake apology” for his love affair with a now-15-year-old girl he impregnated.

Meden, 32, has been jailed since he surrendered to authorities last May on a warrant charging him with violating a protection order that prosecutor Mary Beth DePasquale had obtained for the girl.

Meden told the judge he wanted to apologize for his affair, promising he never again would get involved with an underaged girl.

After the sentencing, DePasquale said Meden drew teens to his Whitehaven Road home.

Court officials said Meden, who pleaded guilty June 29 to second-degree rape charges, probably will be released in about three months under the state’s good-time sentencing provisions.