Man Gets Prison in Rape Of Ex-Girlfriend in Clovis

Jan 15, 2014

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint before pointing a weapon at Clovis police has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

Prosecutors say 25-year-old Paul Villanueva was sentenced yesterday and will serve at least 85 percent of his term.

Villanueva will be required to register as a lifetime sex offender and must serve up to 20 years of intensely supervised probation and lifetime parole.

He had faced up to a 70-year sentence after being convicted in the case.

Villanueva was charged with kidnapping, aggravated burglary, criminal sexual penetration and assault with a deadly weapon on peace officers.

Authorities say Villanueva broke into his ex-girlfriend's home on May 16, 2012. He was later shot by a Clovis police officer and spent two weeks in a hospital.