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Recendes admits sex assault of woman, 94

Original post made on Oct 18, 2010

Roberto Recendes has pleaded guilty to the 2002 rape and beating of a 94-year-old woman at Palo Alto Commons, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office. He faces a 17-year sentence under a plea-bargain.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 18, 2010, 2:05 PM

Comments (6)

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2010 at 4:48 pm

What a monster!!!

How can someone like this animal live with himself? And Jerry Brown wants to do away with the death penalty?!?

Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 18, 2010 at 6:07 pm

What's your point about Jerry Brown, Nayeli how is it relevant to this case?

Posted by Nayeli
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

Hi Hmmm...

A monster like this who would rape a 94 year old woman has no reason to live. While he didn't kill this woman, I can't help but think about monsters like this who rape and murder children and the elderly. These are unthinkable crimes that merit the ultimate punishment.

I was shocked to recently read an article where Jerry Brown was quoted as opposing the death penalty and supporting a "bill of rights" for such violent criminals. The guy even supports "conjugal visits" for inmates. It is horrendous to think that this rapist may enjoy conjugal visits AFTER such a heinous sexual crime.

Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

As much as 45% of California's murders may have been committed by people previously convicted of murder, then released. People who cannot bring themselves to execute a deserving, convicted killer should not be allowed either in law enforcement or in the judiciary. People who release convicted killers should bear personal responsibility for subsequent crimes by that person. Jerry Brown gave us Rose Bird; that alone disqualified him from any subsequent public office.

Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on Oct 18, 2010 at 8:06 pm

This person is indeed a monster and should receive the death penalty. Nayeli and Walter, I agree wholeheartedly with your comments.

Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Oct 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm

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