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Man Sentenced For Rape of Tourist in Hollywood

Posted by Fay Arfa | Aug 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

A man was sentenced today to nearly 10 years in state prison for raping a German tourist in Hollywood two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Otis Barway (dob 4/11/93) was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison. He was found guilty earlier this month of one count each of forcible rape in concert, while co-defendant Kenneth Mack (dob 12/23/88) was convicted of two counts of forcible rape in concert.

Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson of the Sex Crimes Division prosecuted the case.

On Dec. 5, 2016, both men met the victim and lured her to an isolated rooftop.

Once there, Mack knocked her to the ground and the men raped her. The defendants were identified through DNA evidence, the prosecutor said. Jurors also convicted Mack of a felony count of assault with a deadly weapon and Barway of one count of misdemeanor assault in connection with an unrelated nonsexual attack on Nov. 30, 2016.

Mack additionally was convicted of second-degree robbery for an incident on Nov. 26, 2016. He also was convicted of rape and second-degree robbery for an assault in July 2016.

Mack faces a maximum prison term of 215 years to life when he is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 18.

Case BA452571 was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles District Attorney / Case BA452571 / July 31, 2018

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