- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - A man has been sentenced to more than 137 years in prison for sexually assaulting an Arizona State University student in 2003.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 50-year-old Kevin Francois received the maximum sentence allowed of 137.75 years Friday.

They say a 19-year-old woman returned to Tempe for her sophomore year at ASU in August 2003.

She awoke one night in her off-campus apartment to find a man lying on top of her, holding a pillow over her face. Authorities say the man sexually assaulted her repeatedly throughout the night.

Prosecutors say Francois was identified by DNA in 2010 after being arrested in California trying to break into an apartment occupied by young women.

The case went to trial in 2015. Francois was convicted after less than an hour of deliberations.

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