Saturday, December 11, 2010

The house wins....

The other day I predicted a life sentence in this case.

I was wrong.  He got 4 life terms.  He is ineligible for parole on one of them.

4 life terms for using girl as sex slave
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

It took jurors about 45 minutes of deliberation Friday to sentence an alleged crack cocaine dealer to four life sentences — one of which has no possibility of parole — for the kidnapping, rape and forced prostitution of a 13-year-old.

Juan Moreno, 45, stood silently as state District Judge Ron Rangel read the sentences. Moreno had faced between 25 years and life in prison without parole for super aggravated sexual assault of a child and between 15 years and life in prison for aggravated kidnapping.

The other two convictions, human trafficking and compelling prostitution, are generally second-degree felonies with maximum sentences of 20 years, but they were enhanced because of his prior trip to prison.

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