- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - An Albuquerque man who was convicted and sentenced for the rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1988 has added six more convictions to his history of violent sex crimes.

The district attorney’s office says 58-year-old Joseph Blea pleaded no contest Monday to five counts of first-degree rape and one count of kidnapping involving attacks on three victims between 1990 and 1993.

Prosecutors identified the victims as one child and two adults. The victims are expected to make statements at Blea’s sentencing on July 30.

Each charge carries a basic sentence of 18 years. Prosecutors say the state has agreed to a cap of 54 years.

Blea was sentenced last week to 36 years for the 1988 rape of a 13-year-old. He was linked to the cases by DNA evidence.

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