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Clovis man gets prison in rape of ex-girlfriend

25-year-old Paul Villanueva was sentenced to 23 years in prison Tuesday.


CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) - A man convicted of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint before pointing a weapon at Clovis police has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.


Prosecutors say 25-year-old Paul Villanueva was sentenced Tuesday and will serve at least 85 percent of his term.


Villanueva will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender and must serve up to 20 years of intensely supervised probation and lifetime parole.


He had faced up to a 70-year sentence after being convicted in the case.


Villanueva was charged with kidnapping, aggravated burglary, criminal sexual penetration and assault with a deadly weapon on peace officers.


Authorities say Villanueva broke into his ex-girlfriend's home on May 16, 2012. He was later shot by a Clovis police officer and spent two weeks in a hospital.


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