AMITE — Convicted rapist Dedrin Cyprian was sentenced Wednesday to serve life in prison, District Attorney Scott Perrilloux reported Thursday.

Cyprian, 26, was arrested February 12, 2009, by the Hammond Police Department, Perrilloux said in a news release.

On April 28, a jury convicted Cyprian of raping a 19-year-old victim, the release says.

Judge Elizabeth Wolfe of 21st Judicial District Court handed down the sentence, the release says.