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Man gets 59-year prison term for raping a south Tucson woman

TUCSON, Ariz. — A man has been sentenced to 59 years in prison for kidnapping and raping a south Tucson woman at gunpoint.

Abraham Antonio Garcia was convicted last December.

Prosecutors say the victim was walking home with her baby in a stroller in March 2016 when the then 22-year-old Garcia came up behind her with a handgun, forced her into a walking path and sexually assaulted her.

The Arizona Daily Star reports fingerprint evidence recovered at the scene led police to Garcia, who was arrested the following day.

Garcia’s sentences will run consecutively. They include 10 1/2 years for kidnapping the woman, 10 1/2 years for each of two counts of sexual assault, 17 years for kidnapping her baby, 7 1/2 years for the aggravated assault and three years for sexual abuse.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Star, http://www.tucson.com

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