Married Strippers Plead Guilty to Rape of Minors
by Danielle Mastropiero
Nov 13, 2008 | 1853 views | 0 0 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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A married Corona couple pleaded guilty Friday in connection of the rape of two young girls who they met on the social networking site MySpace, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.

Julio Rojas, 32, and Sophie Soto, 23, who both worked as strippers, are accused of using the Internet of luring troubled young women to their apartment and plying them with alcohol before sexually assaulting them.

Rojas and Soto were arrested in January.

“The consequences of these assaults for the victims are profound and can well result in emotional trauma from which they may never recover,” said Brown.

Rojas pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree rape, including a 2007 rape in which he is accused of using force to have sexual intercourse with a minor, as well as a 2008 rape in which he had sexual intercourse with a minor rendered incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless. He is expected to be sentenced to a term of eight years.

Soto pleaded guilty to one count of promoting a sexual performance by a child for directing an underage girl to take lewd photos of herself. She is expected to be sentenced to two to six years in prison.

Both defendants will be forced to register as sex offenders.

According to Brown, the case came to light when the girls informed their parents, who in turn notified authorities.
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