ORLANDO, Fla. – Two men were convicted Friday of kidnapping and raping a 12-year-old central Florida girl.
An Orange County jury found 25-year-old Juan Hernandez-Monzalvo and 24-year-old Richard Morales-Marin guilty of kidnapping with sexual battery, as well as several other charges.
The girl told authorities that she was walking to school the morning of Feb. 5 when the two men pulled her into a car at knifepoint, drove her to a vacant house and raped her.
Hernandez-Monzalvo testified that he was forced to take part in the assault, and Morales-Marin testified that the girl went with them willingly.
They both face up to life in prison at their Jan. 7 sentencing.