The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Homeless man faces life for rape if convicted

FREMONT — A homeless man who has three prior convictions for forcible rape could spend the rest of his life in prison if he is convicted of sexually assaulting a woman Saturday. Michael Edward Boutta, 53, was charged at the Fremont Hall of Justice on Wednesday with a single count of rape and was ordered to return today and possibly enter a plea. He is being held at Santa Rita county jail in Dublin in lieu of $580,000 bail. Boutta has six prior convictions dating back to 1976, including three in 1990 for forcible rape. The other cases involve two second-degree robberies and a first-degree residential robbery, according to court records. California Department of Corrections records indicatethat Boutta was sentenced in 1990 to 19 years in state prison and had been paroled five times since March 2000, most recently on Jan.

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