A 21 year old Regina man was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 years in prison for the kidnapping and rape of a 17 year old girl.
The girl had met Kohl Elder in an east Regina parking lot in October of 2015 to purchase a cellphone from him when he pulled a knife on her while the two sat in her vehicle.
Elder then proceeded to drive her out of the city where he sexually assaulted her and strangled her to the point where she passed out before locking her inside the trunk.
The girl escaped her horrific ordeal by opening the trunk of the car from the inside and jumping out when Elder stopped the vehicle.
With time served, Elder will spend 5 1/2 years behind bars.