Winston-Salem man sentenced to at least 15 years on kidnapping and sexual assault charges

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Howard Wesley Page

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man will spend at least 15 years in prison on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a woman in 2012.

Howard Wesley Page, 37, of Beaverton Trail, pleaded guilty Nov. 9 in Forsyth Superior Court to second-degree sex offense, first-degree rape and armed robbery. Page had been charged with first-degree sex offense.

Judge David Hall of Forsyth Superior Court sentenced Page on Monday to a total of 15 years to 24 years in prison. When he is released, he will have to register as a sex offender for 30 years. Page was convicted last week in U.S. District Court of violating his federal probation and will serve 24 months in federal prison after he serves his state sentence.

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