A Winston-Salem man has been convicted in a sexual offense and assault case.

The Watauga Democrat reports Jonathon Blalock, age 20, of Winston-Salem, was convicted of second-degree sexual offense, assault by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping, attempted second-degree rape, aggravated assault on a handicapped person and assault on a female.

According to the report, the incident happened in 2016 when Blalock, then 19 years old, repeatedly hit, strangled and sexually assaulted the victim who was 16 at the time.

Superior Court Judge Alan Thornburg sentenced Blalock to prison for a minimum of 73 months and a maximum of 148 months and required him to register as a sex offender for a period of 30 years.

The report indicated District Attorney Seth Banks thanked he Boone Police Department, the Appalachian State University Police Department and the SBI for their work in the case.