CENTENNIAL, Colo. — An Arapahoe County judge sentenced a Mexican former law enforcement officer to 72 years to life for raping one Aurora woman and attempting to sexually assault a second woman.
Ricardo Corral-Venegas, 26, was convicted in December of six felony counts that include several sex assault counts, burglary and kidnapping. He also received a sentence enhancer for using a weapon in a violent crime.
Corral-Venegas is a former police officer wanted for numerous sexual assaults in Chihuahua, Mexico, according to an arrest affidavit. A Mexican newspaper reports that Corral-Venegas allegedly used a motorcycle and posed as a courier when he allegedly sexually attacked his victims in Mexico.
The two victims addressed the court during sentencing.
“He has taken a part of me I can never get back, and he put my child in danger,” the first victim said. “For that, I hope he rots. He is a sociopath beyond repair. He has made a place for himself among the rapists, scumbags and pedophiles of the earth, and that is where he belongs.”
The second Aurora victim of Corral-Venegas also addressed the court.
“I am going to live the rest of my life bearing this trauma. … Every time my doorbell rings, I relive the events that happened that day,” she said. “This has caused me to lose my trust in society and humanity as a whole. You can’t get that back.”