4 Sentenced in 'Rapest' Tattoo Attack

Gang tattooed victim's forehead
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2011 12:00 AM CDT
Kimberly Kirchler Vergara was sentenced to 5 years.   (AP Photo/Oklahoma County Sheriff's Department)
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(Newser) – Four Oklahomans accused of kidnapping a man and tattooing "RAPEST" on his forehead and "I like little boys" on his chest before beating him unconscious and leaving him for dead have pleaded guilty and been sent to prison. The two male defendants were sentenced to 10 years each and the two women received 5-year sentences. The prosecutor described the attack on the 18-year-old victim as a "brutal case of bullying," the Oklahoman reports.

The four attacked the man, whom relatives describe as having a diminished mental capacity, after one of the women accused him of trying to have sex with her. There was no evidence to support her claim, according to police and prosecutors. The victim, who covered up "RAPEST" with a bar code tattoo, is now receiving free tattoo removal treatments. His attackers were not required to make restitution. "Quite frankly, you can't squeeze blood out of a turnip," the prosecutor told reporters.

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