Man convicted in Boston kidnapping, rape case to be sentenced Monday

A man convicted of kidnapping a woman and then raping her for several days in his Charlestown apartment was sentenced Monday.Victor Pena, 42, was charged with kidnapping and 10 counts of aggravated rape for allegedly holding the 23-year-old woman against her will and sexually assaulting her for three days at his Walford Way home in January 2019.After six days of testimony and evidence, the jury needed just two hours of deliberations to return guilty verdicts on all counts. Pena was sentenced to 29 to 39 years in prison by Judge Anthony Campo.Prosecutors said the state asked for a “murder type” sentence because the kidnapping and rape “really does murder someone.””When I think about how this affected me, I think about how I never fully came back from those days. A part of me died in that apartment and I mourn for the life I could have lived-was supposed to live,” the victim wrote in an impact statement. In testifying in his own defense, Pena claimed what transpired during the days in question was consensual, and the victim asked him for help and wanted to go to his apartment. “And we started to have nice chemistry,” Pena testified via an interpreter . “I said I have an apartment, I had housing, and then, ‘Let’s go to your apartment,’ she said.”Earlier in the trial, the accuser testified that Pena sexually assaulted her multiple times and threatened her if she tried to leave .”I didn’t want to die,” the woman told the court.The accuser said she feared for her life and Pena told her that he rescued her and they would start a family. Pena forced her to drink alcohol and fed her nothing but canned pineapple.A digital forensic specialist said 322 photos and six explicit videos of the victim were found on Pena’s phone. Detectives who found the victim described to the court finding a terrified woman. Until he took the stand, Pena was not present in the courtroom during testimony and was instead watching remotely from another room following inappropriate behavior and disruptive outbursts. During proceedings to seat a jury, Pena suddenly appeared naked on a monitor in the courtroom while he performed the law act. After about 16 seconds, the monitor in the courtroom was turned off. That jury pool was excused.

A man convicted of kidnapping a woman and then raping her for several days in his Charlestown apartment was sentenced Monday.

Victor Pena, 42, was charged with kidnapping and 10 counts of aggravated rape for allegedly holding the 23-year-old woman against her will and sexually assaulting her for three days at his Walford Way home in January 2019.

After six days of testimony and evidence, the jury needed just two hours of deliberations to return guilty verdicts on all counts.

Pena was sentenced to 29 to 39 years in prison by Judge Anthony Campo.

Prosecutors said the state asked for a “murder type” sentence because the kidnapping and rape “really does murder someone.”

“When I think about how this me, I think about how I never fully came back from those days. A part of me died in that apartment and I mourn for the life I could have lived-was supposed to live,” the victim wrote in an impact statement.

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In testifying in his own defense, Pena claimed what transpired during the days in question was consensual, and the victim asked him for help and wanted to go to his apartment.

“And we started to have nice chemistry,” Pena testified via an interpreter. “I said I have an apartment, I had housing, and then, ‘Let’s go to your apartment,’ she said.”

Earlier in the trial, the accuser testified that Pena sexually assaulted her multiple times and threatened her if she tried to leave.

“I didn’t want to die,” the woman told the court.

The accuser said she feared for her life and Pena told her that he rescued her and they would start a family. Pena forced her to drink alcohol and fed her nothing but canned pineapple.

A digital forensic specialist said 322 photos and six explicit videos of the victim were found on Pena’s phone. Detectives who found the victim described to the court finding a terrified woman.

Until he took the stand, Pena was not present in the courtroom during testimony and was instead watching remotely from another room following inappropriate behavior and disruptive outbursts.

During proceedings to seat a jury, Pena suddenly appeared naked on a monitor in the courtroom while he performed a lewd act. After about 16 seconds, the monitor in the courtroom was turned off. That jury pool was excused.

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