Crime

Man sentenced for Pierce County rape, having sex with 13-year-old

A 25-year-old Tacoma man accused of raping a woman outside a Tacoma restaurant and having sex with a 13-year-old days later was sentenced to prison Friday.

Judge G. Helen Whitener sentenced Younes Kerrou to 15 months for third-degree rape, and nine months (to be served concurrently) for communication with a minor for immoral purposes.

Kerrou met the woman he raped in July 2015 at a Sixth Avenue restaurant and lured her into his car by offering to show her his stereo system.

Once inside, he used child safety locks to trap the woman, drove to a nearby neighborhood and assaulted her.

Days later, prosecutors alleged, he had sex with a 13-year-old he met online.

Charges were reduced in both cases as part of his pleas.

Kerrou is not a U.S. citizen, according to court records, and is subject to deportation after his sentencing, according to court records.

His sentence for the rape matched the low end of the range, which was 15 to 20 months. The range he faced for the communication charge was nine months to a year.

Because he was arrested nearly a year ago, he has served the bulk of his sentence, earning credit for time served, according to his defense attorney, Charles Johnston.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell

  Comments