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Hesperia Man Sentenced to 27 Years for Raping a Teen Boy

VICTORVILLE-(VVNG.com): A 41-year-old Hesperia man was sentenced to 27 years in state prison Thursday for the July 2013 rape of a teen boy.

The suspect James Braun as part of a plea deal pleaded guilty to forced oral sex with a minor, and an unlawful act of sodomy with a minor. The plea deal dropped one count of forced oral sex with a minor over 14 years old, three counts of lewd or lascivious acts with a child 14 or 15 years old, two counts of oral copulation with a minor, and one count of sodomy with a minor.

The teen that worked for the man reported the rape to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department officials said. Braun was subsequently arrested on April 13, 2014, in the 17000 block of Danbury Avenue.

Braun is credited for about 2 years for time served and conduct credit. He will be spending the remainder of his sentence at the California Department of Corrections in Chino. Braun was a registered sex offender at the time of the incident for a 1998 conviction for lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14-years-old.

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