Man found guilty in Boston kidnapping, sentenced to rape trial

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Victor Pea was found guilty of all charges against him last week.

Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe

A man convicted of kidnapping and raping a woman for more than three days in Boston in 2019 was sentenced Monday to 29 to 39 years in prison in Suffolk Superior Court.

Last week, a jury found 42-year-old Victor Pea facing kidnapping and 10 serious rape counts. The kidnapping charges could have cost him 25 years, while each rape case could have faced 30 years in prison.

Prosecutors sought a stringent sentence corresponding to a murder charge, arguing that kidnapping and rape “actually kills someone,” According to reporters in the courtroom, Judge Anthony Campo allegedly quoted Abundance of video and photo evidence in the case and said that the effect of crimes robs the soul. He said the victim displayed remarkable courage.

Authorities said Pea kidnapped the woman, now 27, when he left Hennessy in January 2019, holding her captive in his Charlestown apartment, where he repeatedly raped her over the course of three days. , before the police broke down the door and saved him.

According to reporters in the courtroom, for sentencing, the woman submitted a victim impact statement, but it was not read aloud in court.

The woman, who was 23 at the time of the incident, testified that the last thing she remembered on the night of the kidnapping was feeling impatient while dancing in a Boston bar with her sister and friends. The next thing he remembered was waking up in Pea’s apartment naked in the morning. He said he tried to escape twice while he was asleep, but both times he woke up and grabbed him before he could reach the door, which was locked by a deadbolt that required a key from the inside. Was.

She told jurors that Pea threatened her with death and that she eventually stopped fighting against his sexual assaults because she “didn’t want to die.”

Pea pleaded not guilty to the charges. In his testimony, he said that he was trying to help the woman, insisted that he did not hold her captive, and said that she wanted to “have an affair” with him.

He has been kept without bail since his arrest in 2019.

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