A Tampa Bay area teenager, convicted of a violent rape, has been sentenced to 27 years in the Florida State prison system.
Jose Walle, 15, was one of three men accused in a string of attacks throughout the Bay area in the summer of 2008.
He and two others are facing charges in connection with an Armed Robbery and Armed Sexual Battery at The Table in downtown St. Petersburg. Investigators said the trio also attacked women in Gibsonton and Apollo Beach.
Investigators said that, while Walle himself did not commit any of the rapes, he helped make the crimes happen. In one case, investigators said he pointed a gun at a duct-taped kitchen worker while one of the other, Rigoberto Moron Martinez, raped another employee on the kitchen floor.
According to the St. Pete Times, Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Joseph A. Bulone remarked at Walle's sentencing that: "Quite frankly, the facts of this case are amazingly aggravated; they are very, very serious."
Under Florida's 10/20/LIFE law, crimes such as these have "minimum/mandatory" prison sentences. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney is a must.
To speak directly with criminal defense Attorney Nicholas J. Dorsten, Esq. about your case, please call the Blake & Dorsten, P.A. at 727.286.6141.