Avila gets 7 ½ years prison sentence for raping Sycamore Glen female resident

Avila gets 7 ½ years prison sentence for raping Sycamore Glen female resident »Play Video
Luis Avila is eligible for parole after 7 ½ years despite his life sentence.
ASOTIN, WA - A man convicted of raping an elderly woman in a nursing home is going to prison for a minimum of seven-and-a-half years.

Luis Avila, 39, was a caregiver at Sycamore Glen during the time of the rape. He was found guilty in October. Wednesday during his sentencing, numerous people spoke in support of Avila. They begged for a lenient sentence for what they described as a church-going family man. The victim's advocate read a letter the elderly victim wrote.
The maximum life sentence was handed down shortly after.

"I am innocent and I am going to prison," said Avila. "Why? Because in the court system of Asotin County, constitutional rights do not exist."

"I am convinced you're a good family man," said Hells Canyon Circuit Superior Court Judge, William D. Acey. "That you believe in God and that you're a good Christian. But a jury found you guilty."

Avila is eligible for parole after seven-and-a-half years despite his life sentence. But at that time it's likely he'll be deported as he is currently facing an immigration hold from the federal government.