Guilty plea from man who raped sisters on prison release date

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Salvador Medina By Alicia Barron Salvador Medina By Alicia Barron

PHOENIX – A man who raped two girls and committed a series of other crimes the day he got out of prison has pleaded guilty.

Salvador Medina, 30, forced his way into a car and kidnapped an 11-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls on August 6 of last year. He held them hostage for four hours after forcing them to drive to another location and then raped the two older girls.

Later the same day Medina robbed a woman by threatening to hurt her 3-year-old child.

He confessed his crimes to police after turning himself in. Medina had been released from prison in Pima County and was on parole after serving four years for sexual abuse and dangerous crimes against children. He reportedly cut off his GPS ankle monitor.

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas says, “This brutal repeat offender is a threat to society and public morals and should never be allowed to walk the streets again. Thanks to the plea agreement and tough policies enforced by our office, he’ll be locked up for 45 years and justice has been served.”

Medina pleaded guilty on Tuesday to three counts of sexual assault, two counts of attempted sexual assault, kidnapping, armed robbery and attempted kidnapping.

He will most likely receive 45 years behind bars plus lifetime probation. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 4.