UPDATED – 11-22-19 5:30pm – Clay Conaway has been sentenced to serve 5 years in prison. Judge Richard Stokes sentenced Conaway to 15 years suspended after 5 and that is subject to reductions because of good time, good conduct and other ways to lower a sentence like having a job or taking classes. After serving his sentence, Conaway will serve a year of home confinement followed by probation.
The defense argued before Judge Stokes for either home confinement or a short sentence and home confinement. The victim made a statement before the judge which was followed by the prosecution, which requested a sentence of 8 years in prison.
On September 27th, 23 year old Clay Conaway of Georgetown was found guilty of the 4th degree rape of a 20 year old victim who he met through a dating app in 2018. The two chatted through social media but never met until June 20th when the rape occurred at Conaway’s home.
Conaway has been incarcerated at Sussex Correctional Institution since his conviction on September 27th.
This afternoon Clay Conaway of Georgetown will be sentenced on rape charges. On September 27th a Sussex County jury found the 23 year old Conaway guilty of 4th degree rape after an incident at his home in June of 2018. Conaway and the victim met through a dating app, but didn’t actually meet or talk face to face until their first meeting on June 20, 2018. Conaway faces up to 15 years in prison.