One of two men convicted of raping a German tourist in Hollywood in 2016 is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.
Jurors on Friday found Otis Barway, 25, guilty of one count of forcible rape in concert, plus a misdemeanor assault charge in an unrelated crime. He’s facing a maximum sentence of 9 1/2 years in prison.
Co-defendant Kenneth Mack, 29, was convicted the same day of two counts of forcible rape in concert. He was also convicted of additional crimes, including another rape charge, and faces up to 215 years to life behind bars. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for Sept. 18.
On Dec. 5, 2016, the two men lured the victim in the Hollywood attack to an isolated rooftop, knocked her to the ground and raped her, prosecutors said. They were identified through DNA evidence.
Five days earlier, the pair attacked another victim in a non-sexual assault. The jury convicted Mack of felony assault and Barway of misdemeanor assault in that attack, which targeted a witness to a robbery Mack committed on Nov. 26, 2016, according to Deputy District Attorney Paul Thompson.
Mack, who has a lengthy criminal history, was additionally convicted of that robbery and another rape and robbery committed on July 31, 2016.
He was one of four gang members who escaped from Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall in Sylmar in 2006, carjacked a vehicle and forced the driver to take them to South Los Angeles.
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