Eric Nathan Coleman pleaded guilty in Cherokee County Superior Court and, per a plea agreement, will serve 25 years of the sentence in prison with the remainder as probation.
Coleman, 30, was arrested in August 2009 by the Canton Police Department on charges he sneaked into his estranged girlfriend's home and raped her.
He was charged with rape, aggravated assault, sexual battery, battery, burglary, false imprisonment and stalking.
Coleman was accused of using a duplicate key he had made sometime in the past to sneak into the victim's parents' apartment at the Canton Mill Loft, where she was asleep.
The victim managed to call her father, who called the leasing office. An employee checked on the victim and, sensing something was wrong, called the police.
In other Cherokee County court decisions:
* Juan Larios Chaj, 20, of Canton was sentenced to 26 years with 25 years to be served in prison for molesting a 6-year old girl.
Chaj pleaded guilty to aggravated child molestation, sexual exploitation of children and giving a false statement to police
He was arrested in February by the Canton Police Department after a Walgreens employees contacted detectives about photos they developed that contained what appeared to be child pornography. The original charges also included aggravated sodomy and child molestation; another juvenile also witnessed the abuse, police said.
* Joshua West, 21, of Dawsonville was sentenced to 25 years with 10 years to be served in prison and the remainder on probation for the rape of a 13-year-old girl. He pleaded guilty to child molestation and statutory rape.
He was arrested in January by the Cherokee Sheriff's Office. West met the girl online on the social networking website Yearbook.com. They communicated for about three weeks, police said, and then she invited him to her home on a day off from school where he raped her.
* Byron Frank Baxter, 68, of Woodstock was sentenced to 20 years with five years to be served in prison for possessing child pornography.
Baxter pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation charges. He was arrested by the sheriff's office in January 2009 as part of a joint investigation with the GBI into Internet crimes against children. Images were found on Baxter's computer that resulted in his arrest, police said.
* Samuel Sanchez, 22, of Woodstock was sentenced to five years in prison for attempted rape and other charges stemming from a home invasion.
Sanchez pleaded guilty to attempted rape as well as sexual battery and burglary for the May incident at a house on Dupree Road. He got into the bed of the victim and assaulted her, leaving only when she began to scream. He was spotted nearby by sheriff's office deputies and was caught as he tried to run from them.
* Nickolas Miller, 23, of Cherokee County was sentenced to 10 years with three years to be served in prison and the remainder on probation for the head-on collision that caused severe injuries to a teacher.
Miller pleaded guilty to serious injury by vehicle and car theft for the September 2009 crash in Towne Lake that caused serious injury including head trauma to Chapman Intermediate School teacher Debra Walton.
He was arrested by the sheriff's office for those charges as well as DUI, reckless driving and running a red light.
* Taryn Watts, 36, of Canton was sentenced to a two years with eight days to be served in prison and the remainder on probation for a knife fight in Canton. Her prison time was shortened as she had been in jail since December 2008.
She was found guilty by a jury of simple assault and battery for the May 2008 incident. She was arrested by the sheriff's office for aggravated assault and aggravated battery for the fight, which led to the female victim to need 180 stitches.
* Forrest Busby, 18, of Woodstock was sentenced to five years of probation for bringing a gun to Woodstock High School in March 2009. He pleaded guilty to bringing a weapon on school grounds and misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
* William Patrick Scarber, 21, of Canton was sentenced to 12 months probation for exposing himself at several locations in Canton. He pleaded guilty to public indecency for the May 2008 incidents.
* Charges will not be pursued against two of the teens involved in a Lake Allatoona campsite attack that injured two Etowah High School students. Austin Guarino and Joe Happe, along with four other Woodstock High School graduates, were arrested on cruelty to children charges by the sheriff's office in May 2007. The other four teens already have been sentenced.