A Shreveport man who pleaded guilty last April to attempted aggravated rape received the maximum possible sentence when he appeared back before a Caddo Parish judge Monday, May 8, 2017.

Cordero Ewing, 28, was sentenced to 30 years in prison without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence, the sentence meted out by Caddo District Judge John D. Mosely Jr. Ewing pleaded guilty to a lesser charge April 20, 2016, in Mosely’s courtroom in the midst of jury selection.

Ewing, originally from Homer, was arrested and incarcerated in October 2012, after he was accused of performing sexual acts on an 8-year-old girl. Due to the age of the victim, had he been convicted of the crime for which he was arrested, he could have been sentenced to mandatory life in prison.

The crime for which Ewing was arrested was reclassified under Louisiana Revised Statutes in 2015 as “first degree rape.”

Prosecutors were ADAs Britney A. Green and Ron Stamps. Ewing represented himself.