Brazil court convicts 3 for rape of American woman on public van
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A Rio de Janeiro court convicted three men on Thursday in the gang rape of an American woman aboard a public transit van that shocked Brazil and made headlines around the world.
Judge Guilherme Schilling delivered the verdict on Wednesday, sentencing 20-year-old Jonathan Froudakis de Souza and 21-year-old Walace Aparecido de Souza Silva each to 49 years and three months in prison on rape, robbery and extortion charges.
Carlos Armando Costa dos Santos, whose age was not given, was sentenced to 21 years and seven months in prison, while a minor detained in connection with the rape has yet to be tried.
A court statement on the decision said the attacks on the woman "in many instances were laced with sadism and complete disdain for the victim".