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Rapist receives sentence

A 21-year-old Sunnyside man who pled guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl was sentenced yesterday to 12 months and one day in prison. David Rabanales-Perez was working as a receptionist and janitor at the Sunnyside Community Center when he met the 14-year-old victim in June 2012. Over the course of several weeks, the two had multiple sexual encounters, both at the center and elsewhere. Rabanales-Perez originally denied the allegations and claimed he had only called or texted the victim about 10 times, but phone records obtained by a warrant showed more than 800 messages from Rabanales-Perez to the victim.

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