Blind repeat sexual offender gets life sentence

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Associated Press

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 4:30 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A legally blind San Antonio man with a history of sexual offenses faces a mandatory life sentence after convictions on 12 counts in the repeated rapes of two girls.

Anthony Maldonado had previously served a seven-year prison sentence for a 1988 molestation conviction. A Bexar (BAYR) County jury on Thursday returned its guilty verdicts against the 51-year-old Maldonado. The girls he was accused of preying upon, now ages 17 and 19, said he raped them repeatedly from 2005 to 2007.

Maldonado's attorneys argued that Maldonado's disability made it highly unlikely that he could have committed the crimes. Nevertheless, the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/Pypvoe) reports jurors returned the guilty verdicts after four hours of deliberations.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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