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* Socorro Reyes Zamudio A Santa Rosa area transient sentenced for rape of disabled women

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A Santa Rosa area transient was sentenced to six years in prison this afternoon for raping a 56-year-old developmentally disabled woman in her family’s Roseland home.Socorro Reyes Zamudio, 32, pleaded no contest in Sonoma County Superior Court in April to rape of a victim incapable of giving consent and rape by force or fear.Zamudio was an acquaintance of the victim’s mother and lived with the family before the sexual assault for two years, Deputy District Attorney Tania Partida said. When Zamudio became homeless again in March, the family took him in again.Around 2:30 a.m. on March 11, Zamudio went into the disabled woman’s bedroom, locked the door to prevent interruption, put his hand over the woman’s mouth, pulled her hair and raped the woman, Partida said. The victim’s mother awoke to her daughter yelling and asking for her. She found Zamudio hiding under her daughter’s bed, Santa Rosa police said.Partida said the victim was incapable of fighting off Zamudio and did not even know what sex is. Zamudio told the Sonoma County probation department he was intoxicated and didn’t recall the incident, Partida said. Zamudio said he had one 24-ounce can of beer, Partida said.The victim’s family members told Judge Arthur Wick that Zamudio violated their trust.One the victim’s sisters said Zamudio started giving the victim little gifts “to obtain what he obtained. “Another of her sisters said the victim is very nervous and is afraid to take her daily walks. She said her mother also is nervous and ill. Wick sentenced Zamudio to six years in prison for raping a victim incapable of consent and stayed a six-year term for forcible rape.The judge said the crime involved a high degree of callousness, Zamudio was a danger to society and that he took advantage of the family’s
trust.

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