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U.S. Attorney’s Office
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Individual Sentenced To 20 Years In Prison For His Participation In A Carjacking With Serious Bodily Harm

SAN JUAN, P.R. –Yonnedil Carror-Torres was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his participation in the carjacking and sexual assault of a female victim, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, announced Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico. Defendant Carror-Torres pled guilty to the charges on March 2, 2016.

On April 29, 2013 the defendant and three others approached two victims and announced a carjacking: “This is a robbery, get inside”. The two victims were forced to move to the rear seat of the vehicle. Carror-Torres had a silver handgun with a black grip and another subject had a shotgun; Carror-Torres demanded money and began to hit the male victim with the handgun on the head inflicting an open wound. A short time later the male victim jumped out of the vehicle. The defendant, along with his co-conspirators fled the area at high speed with the female victim.

At some point Carror-Torres lost control of the vehicle and had an accident. The female victim was then placed in another vehicle with Carror-Torres and another co-conspirator.  Later, Carror-Torres sexually assaulted the female victim in the back seat of the second car, while another co-conspirator was in the driver’s seat. In the early hours of April 30, 2013, Trujillo Alto Municipal Officers arrested Carror-Torres and his co-conspirator in the second car where they also found the female victim. Co-conspirators Wilfredo Garay-Sierra and Jovanny Cortes-Malave were previously sentenced to prison terms for the same offense.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Zenón-Matos.

Violent Crime
Updated July 21, 2016