Crime

She was raped by a stranger. He was sentenced to 62 years to life in prison

Dejarrne Smith was convicted of forcible rape in Kings County. On Dec. 14. 2017, he was sentenced to 62 years to life in prison.
Dejarrne Smith was convicted of forcible rape in Kings County. On Dec. 14. 2017, he was sentenced to 62 years to life in prison.

Dejarrne “DJ” Smith, 31, of Hanford, was sentenced Thursday in Kings County to 62 years to life in prison for raping a woman in Lemoore, the Kings County District Attorney’s Office said.

At a trial last month, Smith was convicted of kidnapping to commit a rape, forcible rape, assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of criminal threats.

The sexual assault happened Jan. 17, 2015. Smith was a stranger to the victim, the District Attorney’s Office said.

The trial included testimony from the victim and a woman Smith raped in 2003, the DA’s Office said. Crime scene evidence was also shown to the jury.

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