Aurora teen charged as adult in 2011 kidnappings, gang rapes

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AURORA, Colo. — An Aurora teenager was convicted Friday of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women back in 2011.

Investigators say Omar Ricardo Godinez was 15 years old when he abducted two women off the street in Aurora, and participated in a gang rape of the victims with his older brother and two co-conspirators.

According to 18th District Attorney spokeswoman Lisa Pinto, the first victim was a 33-year-old mother who was walking alone on South Salem Street and East Ford Ave. in Aurora when she was abducted on October 30, 2011.

The second victim was a 15-year-old girl who was attacked in the late afternoon on November 6, 2011 on South Peoria Street and East Exposition in Aurora. The teen had headphones on and was talking on her cell phone when she was grabbed from behind and forced into a car, Pinto said.

Aurora police were notified after one of the victims saw the car that her attackers used and called authorities. Officers traced to vehicle to the location of the attacks, and investigators used DNA evidence to connect Godinez to the victims.

Godinez, now 17, has been charged as an adult for second-degree kidnapping, sexual assault and conspiracy to commit second-degree kidnapping and sexual assault. He faces a minimum sentence of 26 years to life in prison.

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