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Teenager admits to Escondido rape

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VISTA (CNS) - A 17-year-old boy who used a gun to force a girl off a bike path and rape her as she walked to school in Escondido pleaded guilty Tuesday to rape during a kidnapping.

Daniel Joseph Entzminger -- charged as an adult under California's "one-strike law" -- faces 15 years to life in prison, said prosecutor Patrick Espinoza.

Escondido police Lt. Craig Carter said the brazen attack took place in a normally populated spot along a flood-control channel about 8:30 a.m. on July 9. The victim was 16.

When Entzminger was arrested the next day, he was found with items belonging to the victim, Carter said.

The girl was on the bike path near North Ash Street and East Valley Parkway when she passed her attacker, who was wearing a dirty T-shirt, dirty blue jeans and white-framed sunglasses, the lieutenant said.

When the girl looked back at him, he had pulled a black mask over his face and was running toward her with a pistol, police said. He put the barrel to her ribs and ordered her into some bushes, where he raped her, Carter said.

Judge Timothy Casserly scheduled sentencing for Feb. 2 at the Vista Courthouse.

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