A great grandson of cosmetics giant Max Factor saw his sentence cut Tuesday to 50 years in state prison in connection with a series of videotaped rapes.
Andrew Luster was sentenced by Judge Kathryne Ann Stoltz, who recently vacated the 124-year sentence the convicted rapist received in 2003.
His lawyers had hoped to secure a sentence of 25 years or less on the 86 counts related to videotaped sex acts and the use of a date rape drug on three women.
Luster's case drew global attention after he jumped his $1-million bail and fled to Mexico during the proceedings. He was later apprehended there by celebrity bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman.
Stoltz had previously refused to grant Luster a new trial but agreed his unusually long sentence needed to be reconsidered. Stoltz, a retired Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, had noted the trial court did not state reasons for the long sentence, as required by law.