SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A sex offender who raped a woman at knifepoint in his RV after luring her and a friend away from an Ocean Beach Mardi Gras celebration with an invitation to model for his motorcycle leather company was sentenced Friday to 243 years to life in prison.
James Michael Williams, 64, was convicted of forcible rape, two counts of forcible oral copulation and an allegation of being a habitual sex offender in connection with the incident on March 9, 2011.
Williams had been out of prison for just 16 months after serving half of a 50-year sentence for a 1984 Oklahoma kidnapping and rape conviction, Deputy District Attorney George Modlin said.
In the Ocean Beach incident, Williams met the women -- who were both in their early 20s -- at the Mardi Gras celebration, telling them they could model for his leather company, according to Modlin.
When one of the women left, Williams pulled a knife on her friend and raped her in his RV for a couple of hours, the prosecutor said.
The victim was able to get away when Williams passed out, Modlin said.
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