GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A teen has been sentenced for repeatedly raping a Grand Valley State University student after she got off a bus on the southwest side of Grand Rapids.
Felipe Lopez-Velasquez was sentenced Thursday to between six and 15 years in a state prison for unarmed robbery. After that sentence is completed, he will serve 11 to 44 years for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
Lopez-Velasquez was charged as an adult and pleaded guilty to the crimes in July.
He admitted to detectives not long after his arrest that he and a 14-year-old assaulted and robbed the student on Sept. 10, 2012 in the area of Valley Avenue and West Fulton Street. He was 16 at the time.
A composite sketch led to tips that identified Lopez-Velasquez only a few days after the assault. Detectives said in a sworn affidavit that the 21-year-old victim and a witness picked Lopez-Velasquez out of a police lineup.
The 14-year-old, Marc Vazquez, also pleaded guilty in November 2012.
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