Twice Convicted Rapist Sentenced To 21-Years

A Bryan man who was already in deep trou­ble with the law for past offenses, learned on Wednes­day that he will be spend­ing a long, long time behind bars. 28 year old Richard Mojica, a twice con­victed rapist, was sen­tenced Wednes­day in Williams County Court, to a total of 21 years in prison. The sen­tence was far in excess of what had been rec­om­mended by both the defense and the pros­e­cu­tion, which was eight years behind bars. Although he pre­vi­ously pleaded guilty in the most recent case, Mojica yes­ter­day denied that he raped the 18 year old vic­tim. Yesterday’s court appear­ance wasn’t his first. Back in 2005, Mojica was con­victed in Henry County of rap­ing a 15 year old girl, when he claimed to be an under­cover offi­cer, and threat­ened to arrest the under­age girl, who had been drink­ing, unless she had sex with him. She declined, so Mojica put a knife to her throat and then raped her. In the lat­est case, Mojica raped the 18 year old girl on the night of her high school grad­u­a­tion in a way that pros­e­cu­tors said closely mir­rored his ear­lier crime. When Mojica is finally released from prison, he will have to spend another five years on post-release con­trol and will also be required to reg­is­ter as a Tier III sex offender for life.

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