Medina man sentenced to 20 years in prison for rapes, criminal sex acts

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 September 2018 at 3:57 pm

MEDINA – A Medina man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison today after being found guilty of multiple counts of rape and criminal sexual act.

Gerardo Quiros

Gerardo Quiros, 31, was found guilty on June 25 during a trial. Judge Sara Sheldon this afternoon sentenced him to 10 years in prison for four counts of first-degree rape, and also 10 years for two counts of criminal sexual act in the first degree. The 10 years will be served separately for each, meaning a 20-year sentence.

Quiros also will have at least 10 years of post-release supervision.

He also was sentenced for misdemeanors today. Those sentences, all a year or less in the county jail, will be served concurrently or the same time with the state prison sentence.

The misdemeanors include two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, one count of third-degree assault, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of criminal mischief in the fourth degree, and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

Quiros intends to appeal the jury’s decision, his attorney Scott Riordan told Judge Sheldon today. Because of the impending appeal, Riordan advised Quiros not to speak during sentencing today.

Quiros in July was found guilty after he allegedly held a woman against her will for several weeks, while physically and sexually assaulting her.

On Aug. 7 he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors after he allegedly barged into a home on Root Road in Barre and tried to drag his girlfriend out of the house by her feet. He was stopped by her brother, who made Quiros leave at gunpoint.

The judge issued several orders of protection today.

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