* Jack Jose Caratachea was Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Sexually Assaulting a 37 Week Pregnate Woman in Santa Rosa
Published by Staff Reporter on February 9, 2012
A Santa Rosa man was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting a woman who was 37 weeks pregnant, prosecutors said. The woman was pushing her toddler in a wagon on Hearn Avenue on June 3 when 21-year-old Jack Jose Caratachea grabbed her from behind, pushed her down an embankment and beat and sexually assaulted her in a secluded area, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said. Passersby noticed the assault, chased the attacker and detained him until authorities arrived, Ravitch said.
Caratachea was convicted by a Sonoma County Superior Court jury on Nov. 29 of forcible sexual penetration, assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and misdemeanor child endangerment, Ravitch said. The jury also found true a special allegation of kidnapping, Ravitch said. “Justice has been served by the prison term handed down,” Ravitch said. “Yet, we are mindful that while the victim has recovered from the physical harm inflicted by the defendant, she and her family still suffer from the serious emotional trauma he inflicted,” Ravitch said.
Jurors said they were impressed by the intervention of the good Samaritans, according to Ravitch.
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