Aug 3, 2016

"For me, he will always be a criminal", ex HSU player's case resolves before jury trial.

At 2 p.m. today ex HSU football player Raul Sierra's case was scheduled for arraignment ot resolution.

Raul Sierra got a deferred entry of judgement to Count 1 which is false imprisonment by violence. He plead no contest to an added Count 2, a misdemeanor, Assault.

He did not get additional jail time other than the few days he served as a result of the plea. He has to do counseling for alcohol, sex and consent issues, community service, obey all laws and is on three years of conditional probation.

A criminal protective order is in place and he is to stay away from HSU and the victim in this case. She stated her name in court and also for the preliminary so I am using it in this post and she is fine with that.

Sierra has to pay all fines and restitution to the victim for out of court expenses.

The victim was not happy with the plea but agreed to it but understood the reasons why.

 She made a statement to the court after the plea was accepted.

Ms. Rigmor Soerensen said, "I do believe people can change but not right away. I hope Mr. Sierra will."

She cried as she spoke. She said she wants to use her experience to help other peopole and "become an attorney like Brie."

She said no one can understand how it feels,and it is like "your body being killed and the killer being out there"

Deputy District Attorney Brie Bennett prosecuted the case. Mr. Beorn Zepp and Mr. Manny Daskal represented Sierra.

February 5, 2018 is the date of the completion of the deferred entry of judgement.

Jul 27, 2016

Ex HSU football player Raul Siera's alleged rape case may resolve , arraignment put over a week

Raul Sierra was scheduled to be arraigned in Courtroom 5 this afternoon. There was no complaint filed in the computer.

Deputy District Attorney Brie Bennett said that  "we are close to a resolution" and asked that arraignment be postponed and defense agreed, asked for a week.

Arraignment is now scheduled for August 3 at 2 p.m.

Sierra waived time for his arraignment.

Preliminary hearing post:

Jul 13, 2016

Ex HSU football player Raul Sierra held to answer on forcible rape charge after preliminary hearing

Arraignment on information at 2 p.m. on July 27 in Courtroom 5.

Jul 10, 2016

Preliminary hearing for ex HSU football player Raul Sierra charged with forcible rape by use of drugs scheduled for tomorrow

The preliminary hearing for Raul Sierra was continued from June 23 to tomorrow, July 11. Sierra is the former HSU football player, charged with forcible rape by use of drugs.

The case is being prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Stacey Eads. Sierra is being co=represented by private attorneys Manny Daskal and Beorn Zepp.

HSU Sgt. Janelle Jackson is one of the witnesses expected to testify.

The booking photo is old and Sierra is now clean shaven.

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