(Stillwater) — An ex-convict from Ripley has been convicted by a Payne County jury of raping and sodomizing a teenage acquaintance at knifepoint in her rural Perkins residence in 2005.
    Jurors recommended three 30-year prison terms for Michael Brandon Lane Jr., 27, who was found guilty of two counts of forcible oral sodomy and one count of first-degree rape last week. Lane was acquitted of one count of rape by instrumentation.
    Lane remains jailed pending his sentencing Friday before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler, who could order that his prison terms be served concurrently or consecutively.
    More than a year ago, Lane had pleaded no contest to raping the woman while holding a knife to her throat, for which he was originally given a 20-year prison term by then Associate District Judge Robert Murphy Jr., who subsequently allowed Lane to withdraw his plea.
    Last April, Lane stood trial before another Payne County jury, which acquitted him of breaking into the victim’s house and announced that it was unable to reach a unanimous verdict on the four sexual assault counts.
    Lane had been released from an Oklahoma prison about seven months before he was charged with raping the woman after allegedly breaking into her rural Perkins home on July 23, 2005, state Department of Corrections records show.
    The woman, then 19, said that during the attack, Lane put a knife to her throat, choked her and threatened to kill her, according to an affidavit by Payne County Sheriff R.B. Hauf, who was then an investigator.
    She was repeatedly sexually assaulted and choked by Lane, who “rammed his fingers down her throat,” the affidavit said.
    “Defendant kept repeating, ‘I’m going back to prison,"” and told the woman not to tell anyone and not to call the police, the affidavit said.
    After Lane left her home, the woman grabbed her six-month-old son and went for help, the affidavit said.
    Lane was sought for more than seven months before he was captured in Colorado in 2006, authorities said.
    Lane’s criminal record includes eight prior felony convictions, all but one from Payne County, between 2001 and 2003, court records show.
    He has three convictions for second-degree burglary, two related to forgery, one for drug possession, one for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, and one for grand larceny, court records show.

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