LOGAN — A 29-year-old Nibley man has been sentenced to three consecutive terms of five-years-to-life in prison, for raping and beating a teenage girl.
Juan R. De la Torre appeared in 1st District Court Monday afternoon. In July he pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of object rape, all first-degree felonies.
During sentencing the victim told the court De la Torre first molested her when she was 12-years-old, after he had been drinking. She cried as she described how the abuse continued until she was 16 and would sometimes occur daily.
De la Torre was arrested May 4, after the victim’s mother caught him attempting to sodomize the victim again. He was booked into the Cache County Jail and held without bail after reportedly threatening the victim’s mother that he would flee to Mexico if she talked to police.
During sentencing, Judge Kevin Allen said he had a hard time reading the details of the sexual abuse. He told De la Torre that he repeatedly robbed the girl of her humanity each time he abused her and that she should never have to worry about seeing him again. He said he would make a strong recommendation to the Parole Board that he never be released.
Before being sentenced, De la Torre told the court through an interpreter, he felt horrible for what he had done and that he needed help.
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