Man sentenced to at least 25 years for Shoreline child rape

Friday, June 22, 2012

From our News Partner, The Seattle Times

"The mother of a 12-year-old girl could be heard quietly crying over a speakerphone as a Korean interpreter read aloud in court a letter she wrote, detailing the nightmare the woman and her daughter have endured since Jesse Ryan Gonzales sneaked into their Shoreline apartment and raped the girl in her bedroom in December.  
"Gonzales, 38, pleaded guilty last month to first-degree rape and first-degree burglary. Though he faced a standard sentence of about 15 to 19 years for the rape, Gonzales was sentenced Friday to a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison by King County Superior Court Judge Palmer Robinson, due to the young age of his victim."
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