FRESNO, CA (AP) — A 41-year-old Fresno man has been sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his teenage daughter over a four-year period.
The Fresno Bee reports Rene Lopez was sentenced Friday to the longest-known prison sentence in Fresno Superior Court history.
A jury in September found Lopez guilty of 186 felony counts of sexual assault, including dozens of counts of rape of a minor.
Prosecutors say Lopez’s daughter was first sexually abused by a family friend but that instead of protecting her, Lopez turned her into “a piece of property.”
They say the victim was raped two to three times a week from May 2009 to May 2013, when the girl got the courage to leave him.
In announcing the punishment, Judge Edward Sarkisian Jr. told Lopez he is a “serious danger to society” and noted that Lopez had never shown remorse and has blamed his daughter for his predicament.