Apollo Ray Johnsen was jailed for 288 years for repeatedly raping his pal’s daughter, starting when the kid was aged simply six (Image: Santa Clara District Lawyer’s Workplace)
A fugitive pedophile who went on the run has lastly been delivered to justice and jailed for 288 years for raping his pal’s six year-old daughter. Apollo Ray Johnsen, 57, was ordered to stay in jail till the 12 months 2308 at a court docket listening to in San Jose, California, on Monday after he focused the kid over a ten 12 months interval.
Johnsen started raping the teenager in 2005, when she was six years outdated, and continued with the intercourse assaults till she was 16. He was arrested a 12 months later, in 2016.
However the pervert managed to flee to the Dominican Republic in the midst of his 2019 trial after being granted a recess for a medical process whereas on $1million bond.
As soon as there, he reverted again to utilizing his authentic Christian identify – Dennis Ray Johnsen – and remained incognito till befriending a person whose spouse ‘bought a bizarre vibe off him.’ The unnamed girl was disturbed by Johnsen’s mannerisms after he came to visit to her home for dinner, and seemed him up on-line.
She shortly found his fugitive standing, and reported him to police. Johnsen was detained by native authorities shortly afterwards, and extradited again to the US a number of weeks later.
Prosecutor Jason Malinsky referred to as the lady who busted Johnsen ‘a hero of the story,’ and stated she had shunned credit score for her assist. Malinsky instructed a court docket how the lady had despatched him a notice saying: ‘You don’t should say thanks. I AM A MOTHER.
‘We’re not all pure and have errors, however you may’t shut your eyes to that.’
Johnsen’s re-scheduled trial was additional delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, with Malinsky saying the sufferer and her household had been relieved he had lastly been delivered to justice.
The pervert was convicted of a number of rapes and baby sexual assaults.
Malinsky instructed the East Bay Times: ‘It was a protracted and horrible journey she needed to undergo.
‘Delay after delay, convicting him in absentia, then we lastly discover him, then delayed but once more…it tore the household aside, and now they’ve an opportunity to begin therapeutic and put this behind him, an actual sense of closure and reduction.’
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