ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a 70-year-old woman.
An Orange County jury found 30-year-old Robert Acosta guilty Wednesday of sexual battery with physical force, burglary of a dwelling, aggravated battery and false imprisonment. A judge immediately sentenced him to two consecutive life terms in prison along with separate and consecutive 30-year and 5-year sentences.
The victim testified that she was in bed on Dec. 4, 2008, when a man broke into her home, jumped into her bed and began punching her. The man forced her to perform a sex act and then he raped her.
The victim said she recognized Acosta as someone who had worked for her daughter. DNA evidence later linked him to the crime.