1990-01 January

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1990-01 January - Rapist sentenced to 53 years in prison SANTA...
Rapist sentenced to 53 years in prison SANTA CRUZ A rane victim rnlri a judge Friday that she was unprepared to meet her attacker, Larry Joe Pcrcival. The 21-year-old 21-year-old 21-year-old 21-year-old 21-year-old Santa Cruz woman said she was brought up to know right from wrong and taught to do good deeds. She said she was trustworthy and vulnerable vulnerable when she accepted a ride in Percival's truck on Nov. 11, 1988 at the entrance to Highway 17. The woman testified at Percival's trial last fall that she got into the truck despite her instincts because she needed to get over the hill to meet her boyfriend for an ACDC rock concert. For the next six hours, Percival drove aimlessly around the San Francisco Bay Area, forcing the woman at knifepoint to perform an endless string of sexual acts. "You gave up your freedom when you took me prey," the woman told Percival, 30, at his sentencing hearing before Superior Superior Court Judge Sam Stevens. Stevens, who said the woman had every reason to believe she would be killed at the conclusion of those sexual attacks, sentenced Percival to 53 years in prison. Percival, who was convicted by a jury of kidnapping, rape and multiple counts of forced oral copulation and sodomy, claimed he was somewhere else the night of the attack. He still maintained his innocence Friday. Friday. "I didn't have nothing to do with it," Percival told Stevens. "I'm getting sent up for something I didn't do." With good behavior, Percival could be released from prison after serving 26 years of his 53-year 53-year 53-year sentence. of to

Clipped from Santa Cruz Sentinel14 Jan 1990, SunPage 2

Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California)14 Jan 1990, SunPage 2
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