Va. man sentenced on rape and robbery

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- The Alexandria Circuit Court Judge Nolan B. Dawkins sentenced a 26-year-old man on one count of rape, sodomy, robbery and abduction last Thursday.

Authorities said Angel Rosales-Torres, 26 was sentenced to 60 years in the penitentiary with 35 years suspended on rape, sodomy and robbery charges. Officials said the judge sentenced Rosales-Torres to 10 years in the penitentiary on the abduction charge.

The sentences will run concurrent to each other, officials said. He will be on supervised probation for the rest of his life after he is out of prison, officials said.

Rosales-Torres confronted his victim on October 11, 2012, authorities said. He pressed a blade against the victim's side demanding money on Van Dorn Street in Alexandria, officials said.

After the victim said she did not have any money, Rosales-Torres pulled the victim down a nearby hill that was heavily wooded with trees and bushes. He sexually assaulted the victim, authorities said. He also stole $5.00 out of her purse, bound her hands and then pushed her down the hill.

Authorities said Rosale-Torres pleaded guilty to these offenses with no plea agreement.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney David Lord. Lord said, "The sentence imposed today sends a strong message that violent crimes will not be tolerated in this community. It is our hope that in this sentence the victim will find some small degree of closure and that the process of healing can begin for her and her family."


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