Man con­victed in rape of 87-year-old re­ceives 136-year prison term

The Fresno Bee - - News - BY JOSHUA TEHEE JTe­hee@fres­nobee.com Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshu­ate­hee

A 41-year-old Porter­ville man will serve 136 years to life in prison for a list of crimes that in­cludes the rape and abuse of an 87year-old woman.

Kory Tapia was con­victed in Oc­to­ber and sen­tenced Wed­nes­day for two counts of forcible rape, two counts of forcible oral cop­u­la­tion, one count of sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion by a for­eign ob­ject, one count of el­der abuse, one count of false im­pris­on­ment of an el­der, one count of as­sault with a deadly weapon and one count of pos­ses­sion of child pornog­ra­phy.

Those charges were en­hanced be­cause it was a bur­glary with the in­tent to com­mit a sex of­fense and use of a deadly weapon, ac­cord­ing to the Tu­lare County District At­tor­ney’s Of­fice.

In ad­di­tion to the sen­tence, Tapia must reg­is­ter as a sex of­fender for life.

Kory Tapia

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