- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa County judge has sentenced a man to life in prison for raping a woman as another man recorded video of the attack.

Erlin Arteaga pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree rape in connection with the Jan. 29 attack. The Tulsa World reports (https://bit.ly/2axuNDU ) that the man who recorded the rape, Cenin Noel Cruz, previously pleaded guilty to first-degree rape and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

District Judge Sharon Holmes called the video of the rape “one of the most despicable things I’ve ever seen” and said she had trouble sleeping after watching it because it was so disturbing.

Arteaga’s attorney, Blake Shipley, argued that his client has shown remorse by waiving his right to a preliminary hearing and pleading guilty at his first opportunity.


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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