MARTINEZ (AP) – A man who authorities say orchestrated a woman’s rape in part because she was a lesbian has been sentenced to more than 400 years to life in prison.

A Contra Costa County jury convicted 36-year-old Humberto Salvador of rape in concert, hate crime enhancements and other charges in connection with the 2008 attack.

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Authorities said Salvador attacked the woman as she walked to her apartment in Richmond, and he and two gang members sexually assaulted her in a car that had a rainbow sticker on it. The victim testified that Salvador kept asking her whether she liked men.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a prosecutor read a statement before a judge sentenced Salvador on Friday that described the victim as having lost the will to live.

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The two other defendants have also been sentenced.


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