Man gets 120 years for repeatedly raping Winston-Salem girl


Eliazar Juan Mendoza, 38, of Kannapolis

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Kannapolis man Monday was sentenced to at least 120 years in prison after a Forsyth County jury convicted him of raping and sexually assaulting a girl over a five-year period, starting when she was 9 years old, according to The Winston-Salem Journal.

Eliazar Juan Mendoza, 38, of Kannapolis, was found guilty of five counts of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sex offense, four counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor and two counts of felony child abuse involving a sex act.

Judge Edwin Wilson of Forsyth Superior Court gave Mendoza five consecutive sentences totally 120 years to about 147 years in prison.

Read full story: The Winston-Salem Journal

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