Salinas man sentenced to 8 years in prison for sex crime

MONTEREY COUNTY (KRON) — A Salinas man has been sentenced to eight years in state prison for a forcible sex crime, Monterey County District Attorney Dean Flippo announced Tuesday.

Adrian Murietta, 24, was sentenced for one count of forcible sexual penetration by a foreign object and three counts of simple assault. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, prosecutors said.

Prosecutors said the assault occurred following a party the victim and Murietta attended.

The two consumed some alcohol at the party during the course of the evening, according to prosecutors.

Prosecutors said Murietta made several sexual advances toward the victim, but she repeatedly rejected him.

He was able to isolate her from other people in the house and push her into a bedroom, where he sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said.

Other people at the party heard her exclamations of “no” through the closed door and were able to enter bedroom and stop the assault, prosecutors said.

Murietta fought with several people at the party after the incident and then fled the scene when he heard police were on their way, prosecutors said.

He was located a short time later at a relative’s house.

Murietta will be required to serve a minimum of 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

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