William McGee, 39, of Lakeland.

SENTENCING UPDATE: Lake Hollingsworth attacker sentenced to 30 years

William McGee, who was found guilty of kidnapping and attempted sexual battery March 3, was sentenced to 30 years in Florida State Prison on March 24.

In the trial at the beginning of March, evidence showed that the 39-year-old McGee attacked a runner near Lake Hollingsworth on May 18, 2015, pulling her off the path and to the ground. He confined the 22-year-old for nearly an hour, attempting to pull her shorts off.

The victim fought him and then reasoned with him to convince him not to hurt her. McGee admitted he could have raped her but changed his mind because she talked him out of it.