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December 23, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who authorities say was among the most active serial rapists in Los Angeles history was found guilty Wednesday of raping 12 women. After three days of deliberations, jurors found Jose Romeo Fuentes, 33, guilty of 41 of the 53 felony counts he was charged with.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1994 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man convicted of 41 felony counts stemming from the serial rapes of 13 Central City women was sentenced Tuesday to 279 years and eight months in prison plus five consecutive life sentences, making it almost certain he will die behind bars. Jose Romeo Fuentes, who is 33, would have to serve 140 years of his sentences before he is eligible for parole, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Ron Geltz.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trial of a Westlake man who authorities say was among the most active rapists in Los Angeles history began Monday with the prosecution and defense attorney arguing whether a single suspect was responsible for the 17 sexual assaults in question.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man who authorities say was among the most active serial rapists in Los Angeles history was found guilty Wednesday of raping 12 women. After three days of deliberations, jurors found Jose Romeo Fuentes, 33, guilty of 41 of the 53 felony counts he was charged with.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1994 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man convicted of 41 felony counts stemming from the serial rapes of 13 Central City women was sentenced Tuesday to 279 years and eight months in prison plus five consecutive life sentences, making it almost certain he will die behind bars. Jose Romeo Fuentes, who is 33, would have to serve 140 years of his sentences before he is eligible for parole, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Ron Geltz.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 33-year-old Westlake man who authorities say was among the most active rapists in Los Angeles history goes on trial Monday on charges that he raped 14 women during a three-year period. Los Angeles police said Jose Romeo Fuentes was a leading suspect in 27 other rapes for which charges were never filed because the victims--mostly poor Latinas--were unwilling to go to court, largely for cultural reasons.
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November 29, 1993
A Westlake-area man accused of raping 14 women between 1989 and 1992 was beaten and stabbed by fellow inmates at a county jail in Saugus on Sunday after an article about his alleged crimes appeared in The Times, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said. Jose Romeo Fuentes, 33, suffered a broken nose and possible internal injuries during the 11 a.m. attack that deputies said occurred in a crowded dorm at the North County Correctional Facility. "The newspapers went on sale in the dorm at 8:30 a.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trial of a Westlake man who authorities say was among the most active rapists in Los Angeles history began Monday with the prosecution and defense attorney arguing whether a single suspect was responsible for the 17 sexual assaults in question.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 | MIGUEL BUSTILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 33-year-old Westlake man who authorities say was among the most active rapists in Los Angeles history goes on trial Monday on charges that he raped 14 women during a three-year period. Los Angeles police said Jose Romeo Fuentes was a leading suspect in 27 other rapes for which charges were never filed because the victims--mostly poor Latinas--were unwilling to go to court, largely for cultural reasons.
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