Ex-NYPD Officer Already Facing Life in Prison Sentenced After Admitting Rape

Michael Pena admitted last month he grabbed the teacher off a street and forced himself on her last August

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    A former NYPD officer who admitted raping a schoolteacher has been sentenced to 10 years to life in prison. But he's fighting a far longer sentence from a related conviction.

    Michael Pena was sentenced Monday on the rape charges. He admitted last month he grabbed the teacher off a street and forced himself on her last August.

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    Michael Pena, a former NYPD officer, has been sentenced to three terms of 25 years to life in prison after being convicted of grabbing a schoolteacher off a street and sexually assaulting her at gunpoint. John Noel reports.

    Pena initially fought the charges. A jury convicted him of some top-level sex crimes but deadlocked on the rape charges.

    A Manhattan judge sentenced Pena in May to 75 years to life on that conviction. Pena is appealing that sentence.

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    Monday's sentence overlaps with the 75-year term. The judge said he agreed to Pena's plea deal only to spare the woman the ordeal of a second trial after the deadlock.

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