Crime

Man gets nearly 30 years in prison for raping pregnant Tacoma woman

A man convicted of raping a pregnant woman near a Tacoma convenience store two years ago was sentenced Friday to nearly 30 years in prison.

Marcus Anthony Stockinger, 32, pleaded guilty in June to first-degree assault, second-degree kidnapping, second-degree assault and third-degree rape in the case.

Pierce County prosecutors said Stockinger attacked the woman on South 96th Street after approaching her and talking to her briefly. The woman, three months pregnant, ran for help and called police after the attack.

She appeared in court Friday to address Superior Court Judge James Orlando and Stockinger.

The woman told Orlando she still has trouble sleeping and often feels anxious about leaving her home.

At one point, she turned to Stockinger.

“I wish I hadn’t met you,” she said.

The woman then left the courtroom in tears.

Stockinger later said he was sorry for what he’d done, saying it was an act of “stupidity.”

Orlando then imposed the 355-month sentence jointly recommended by Deputy Prosecutor Lori Kooiman and defense attorney Laura Carnell.

The June 2014 attack was Stockinger’s second in recent years. Previously in 2014, he was charged in connection to the attempted rape of a woman near South 60th Street and Pacific Avenue.

In that case he started a conversation with a woman on the street, told her to take off her pants and punched her in the head.

She got away, and he later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644, @TNTAdam

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