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Teen sentenced in rape case

Late last month, Felipe Lopez-Velasquez was sentenced to between six and 15 years in a state prison for unarmed robbery and then will serve 11 to 44 years for first-degree criminal sexual conduct. The crime happened Sept. 10, 2012, near Valley Avenue and West Fulton Street on the west side of Grand Rapids. Lopez-Velasquez, who was 16 at the time, admitted shortly after police arrested him that he and a 14-year-old assaulted, raped and robbed a Grand Valley State University student after she got off the bus around 9 p.m. The 14-year-old also pleaded guilty to charges in November 2012.



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