Man Sentenced on Rape Charges

Montgomery Co., VA - A Lafayette man entered an Alford plea and was found guilty of rape in Montgomery County on Tuesday.

Eric Eller, 38, was sentenced to 20 years with 15 years suspended.

After serving five years, Eller will be on supervised probation, register as a sex offender, and have no unsupervised contact with minors.

In early 2012, Eller gave sleeping pills to a 13 year old girl and then forced her to have sex with him.

He has remained incarcerated since being charged in July 2013.