Chen Sentenced to 36 Years for Brutal Rape

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(Daniel J. Chen mugshot / UCPD)

Daniel Chen has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for the brutal rape of a UCSB student in 2014 in an official sentence hearing on Friday.

Chen, 22, accepted a plea bargain last month for two felony counts of rape and one felony count of robbery. 

The victim and authorities believe Chen did not act alone, but no other suspects are in custody regarding this case.

On February 23, 2014, the female victim was physically and sexually assaulted on UC Santa Barbara's campus by Chen and presumably others in what was described by police as a gang rape. The victim was also robbed of her cell phone after the attack. 

Authorities received a 911 call near 4:00 a.m. and discovered the victim sustained severe injuries including a broken nose, eye trauma, and a ruptured eardrum. DNA and evidence were collected and entered into a database, however, the suspects remained unidentified for two years. In February 2016, Chen was arrested on a felony marijuana charge where his then submitted DNA sample matched the DNA from the crime scene. 

 

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biguglystick Oct 26, 2017 11:02 AM
Chen Sentenced to 36 Years for Brutal Rape

Ducky, people shouldn't treat animals worse than they treat their fellow humans either. Lock up this creep and throw away the key!

Ducky Oct 25, 2017 07:59 PM
Chen Sentenced to 36 Years for Brutal Rape

That’s really not long enough. From the admittedly little that I’ve read about this rape, they treated this woman less humanely than most treat their animals. He shouldn’t ever get out.

Roger Oct 25, 2017 09:01 AM
Chen Sentenced to 36 Years for Brutal Rape

Too bad for him he did not cut a deal and snitch out his buddies he might have got less time he will be around my age if he survives prison when he gets out.

yetti Oct 25, 2017 08:27 AM
Chen Sentenced to 36 Years for Brutal Rape

it is great to finally see a monster like this put away for a real long time. It is a very serious crime. Lets just hope that they can find his buddies and put them away as well.

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