Joshua Dale Bryan

Man sentenced to 17 years for Hendry party bus rape

LABELLE, Fla. A Palmdale man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison for his role in the 2013 rape of a 16-year-old girl on a party bus, court officials said.

Joshua Dale Bryan, 22, of the 7700 block of Palmetto Avenue, faced as many as 60 years in prison. He was found guilty in September of two counts of sexual battery on the same victim by multiple perpetrators after a two-day trial.

Bryan also received 12 years of sex offender probation, according to Florida’s 20th Judicial Circuit Court.

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Timothy Alexander Jr., a former South Trail firefighter, was sentenced to 30 years in prison in June after he was convicted in May of his role in the crime.

The victim testified during Alexander’s trail that he raped her while Bryan held her down, the state attorney’s office said.

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