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Four life sentences for Va. man linked to 1993 rape

Benjamin Ramirez-Segovia, who in December pleaded guilty in Arlington County Circuit Court to a 1993 rape and abduction, was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences on April 20.

Ramirez-Segovia, 43, was arrested March 2008 after re-examination of DNA evidence linked him to an attack on a nine-year-old girl, Arlington police said in a press release.

Ramirez-Segovia. (Arlington Police)

He pled guilty in December to one count of abduction with intent to defile, one count of rape, and two counts of sodomy, according to police.

Ramirez-Segovia grabbed the girl when she was walking home from school on Nov. 10, 1993, police said. He forced her under a bridge and assaulted her, police said.

The victim ran home and told her mother, who told police, authorities said.

-- David P. Marino-Nachison

By Washington Post Editors  |  April 23, 2010; 9:09 AM ET
Categories:  Arlington , David P. Marino-Nachison , From the Courthouse  
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Glad VA carries out such tough sentencing. I wonder what MD's guidelines are for comparable crimes.

Posted by: FedUpInMoCo | April 23, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

So why keep the scumbag alive? Why not have him be an organ donor?-TODAY!!What possible good could such a sum-bag be to anyone? Why do we have to feed and clothe him and provide him w/ medical care for the rest of his life?

Posted by: lsf07 | April 23, 2010 10:30 AM | Report abuse

considering this peace of human excrement is only now being sentenced for a crime he committed 17yrs ago. i IMO hope that he never sees a day a free man at any time in the future. end of story.

Posted by: bookumdanno | April 23, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

hoping the perp gets some prison justice.... raping a 9 year old.... he needs a long rusty shank.....

Posted by: kglkgl06 | April 23, 2010 12:35 PM | Report abuse

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