Radford Teen Sentenced for Raping, Strangling 14-year-old Girl

posted by Caroline Cook - 

A Virginia teen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and strangling a 14-year-old girl in 2018.

The Roanoke Times reports that Michael Mendoza, 18, pleaded guilty on Monday, July 23, 2018, to rape and strangulation as part of a please deal that dropped six other charges against Mendoza. 

Commonwealth's Attorney Chris Rehak says Mendoza, the girl, and several other teens were smoking marijuana together at a house last November.  Rehak says Mendoza made a sexual advance on the girl, who turned him down. 

Read the full story HERE from ABC-13 WSET.


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