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Teen Va. MS-13 gang member sentenced for rape

Wednesday - 7/17/2013, 6:20pm  ET

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- A Chesterfield judge has sentenced a teenage gang member to 20 years in prison for raping a girl.

Chesterfield Circuit Court Judge Steven McCallum sentenced 18-year-old Jose Mancia-Martinez on Tuesday to 40 years, with 20 suspended. McCallum also heard evidence that Mancia-Martinez committed another gang-related assault while in juvenile detention.

Mancia-Martinez is an admitted MS-13 gang member from El Salvador.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports ( testimony revealed that Mancia-Martinez and 17-year-old Jario Jose Hernandez offered to give the girl a ride home. Instead, they took her to Mancia-Martinez' apartment, where Hernandez held a machete over the girl while his friend raped her and then he assaulted her.

Hernandez pleaded guilty in March and was sentenced in June to spend the next 3
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