Crime

Man Gets 25 Years To Life For Raping Child And Recording It On Cell Phone

A New York man convicted of raping his girlfriend's 6-year-old daughter and filming it with his cell phone has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.

A Bronx jury only took two hours to convict Virgilio Ocampo, 35, of predatory sexual assault after watching the gruesome video, reported the NY Daily News. The rape, which occurred in September, 2013, was discovered months later by the victim's mother.

During the sentencing hearing, a letter from the mother was read aloud in court.

“Your Honor, this man does not deserve to ever walk these streets after all the pain he has caused my daughter, my little angel. He is a sick man and is a danger to women and children he would ever come in contact with," the mother's statement said, according to NBC New York. "This monster took a 6-year-old and raped her continuously. He videotaped it so he can watch it over and over again. He is disgusting. Hell is not even worthy of him."

"To say this conduct is abhorrent is an understatement," said sentencing judge Justice Margaret Clancy.

But despite there being video evidence of the horrid crime, Ocampo maintained his innocence in an attempt to get a lighter sentence and even blamed the victim, claiming the child "came onto him," Clancy said.

“I don't understand why the District Attorney is asking for a max sentence for something that did not happen,” Ocampo ranted, according to the NY Daily News: "Did you get any DNA proof? Why did they never bring the victim to testify?"

Ocampo, who fled New York in December 2013 after the video was found about a month later in New Orleans, had prior arrests for assault and criminal contempt, reported DNAinfo.

The victim, who is now 8-years-old, has been in and out of psychiatric facilities and is said to be suicidal, reported NY Daily News.

Sources: NY Daily News, NBC New York, DNAinfo/ Photo Credit: NYPD

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