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Rapist Sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison



Chris Harris, 58-years old, was sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison for sexually assaulting and torturing a woman last year at his Skid Row apartment. The D.A.’s office announced Harris was found guilty last month of one count each of forcible rape, forcible rape acting in concert with others, forcible oral copulation and torture.

Deputy D.A. Theodore Swanson of the Human Sex Trafficking Section prosecuted the case. Harris met the 31-year old victim on Skid Row after she left a shelter, between September and December 2016 he raped the woman repeatedly at his apartment and recruited three others from the area to rape her, in exchange for drugs. He also severely beat her, when police found the victim was in a near comatose state and had suffered a broken vertebra, ribs, and facial bones.