SALINAS, Calif. (KION) Salinas resident Isaac Garcia has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after pleading guilty forcible rape with special allegations for causing great bodily injury and personally using a gun, according to the Monterey County District Attorney's Office.
The victim reported that Garcia approached her early in the morning and punched her in the face before hitting her face with a handgun. Investigators said he told her repeatedly that he would kill her and forcibly raped her.
A couple interrupted Garcia, according to the DA's Office, and he left the area. The victim was left with "significant" injuries to her head, a broken nose and a broken hand. Garcia was a stranger to the victim.
In addition to prison time, Garcia will be required to register as a sex offender for life.