Kidnapper sentenced to prison, deportation

Murphy said the victim ran into the woods barefoot and was pursued by Hernandez-Perez, until she reached a house and he fled back to his van and escaped.

The jury also found that the crimes were "sexually motivated" which allows for enhanced sentencing, including registration on the Sex offender Registry and additional prison time, according to information from Murphy's office.

Murphy said immigration policies have changed for the better.

"Immigration used to simply deport upon arrest; we worked hard to change that policy as there was no incentive to be law abiding. If someone broke the law, and they were in the country illegally, they just got a one way ticket home and could come back and try again. Now if they commit a crime, they still get the one way ticket home, it's just after they do their time in prison," said Murphy in a statement.


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