BARSTOW - Two people who pleaded guilty to charges of rape and assault received 17 years in state prison but may spend more time than that in confinement.

Milford Bradford Taylor, 38, Kyia Jones, 25, and a 13-year-old juvenile pleaded guilty to charges of rape in concert by force, sodomy by force and assault with a deadly weapon resulting in great bodily injury soon after their arraignments on a litany of rape, torture, imprisonment, sexual assault and assault charges last year, according to Deputy District Barbara McClanahan.

Taylor, who pleaded in November, and Jones, who entered the same guilty plea to the same charges as Taylor in early January, both received 17 years in prison, of which the law requires them to serve 85 percent, McClanahan said. The 13-year-old juvenile, whose name and gender have not been released, will be sentenced by the California Youth Authority in Los Angeles. McClanahan said the youth authority can hold the juvenile until age 25.

"It was horrific," McClanahan said of the September rape.

The three were arraigned in September, and McClanahan said the pleas came shortly after the first hearings. She said the plea was accepted in part out of a request from the victim, who fled the area after the crime, not to endure a trial. McClanahan said the victim was brutally injured during the attack and had paramedics not responded quickly, would have died.

According to the McClanahan, the victim remembers little of the attack. She was unconscious for most of it, she said.

"She's not only impacted by the pain, but the emotional," McClanahan said. "She just couldn't understand the violence."

During the sentencing of Taylor and Jones, McClanahan read a statement on behalf of the victim to the court, court records indicate. McClanahan said the statement detailed the victim's injuries - broken ribs, broken vertebrae, injuries to the legs, black eyes and severe cuts to her face and scalp that required several stitches. McClanahan said the victim's face was so disfigured that she has had trouble finding a job after the attack. The victim also voiced her fears of Taylor, Jones and the juvenile, McClanahan said.

The violent nature of the rape and attack make Taylor and Jones eligible for consideration under the California Sexually Violent Predator Act because of their danger to society, McClanahan said. Passed in 1996, the law allows the California Department of Corrections to send sex offenders who have completed their prison terms to additional confinement in a state hospital for treatment.

Taylor was due in the Barstow court on Monday for arraignment on a probation violation stemming from an August no contest plea for charges of child abuse. McClanahan said the previous misdemeanor charge of child endangerment, to which Taylor pleaded in August, was not connected to the September rape. His prison sentence from the rape prevented him from completing portions of his probation, a parenting class for example, but McClanahan decided to drop the matter. She said she saw no advantage to pursuing a misdemeanor charge with Taylor behind bars for a felony.

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