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Man Convicted Of Injecting 14-Year-Old With Meth And Raping Her

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The judge contends that the man didn't go looking for the victim (Photo by Jiri Hera via Shutterstock)
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On Tuesday, a jury found a 50-year-old man guilty of injecting a 14-year-old girl with meth before raping her in Huntington Park.

Prosecutors say that William G. Cortez, of Cudahy, met two 14-year-old girls and brought them to a house to smoke meth on Oct. 28, 2013. One of the girls left but the other was too intoxicated to leave. Cortez then injected her with meth before raping her. The victim's mother had been looking for her daughter, and the other 14-year-old told the mother where to find her. Mom showed up and immediately contacted authorities about the sexual assault. Cortez was arrested by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies.

On Tuesday, Cortez was convicted of forcible rape of a child over 14, forcible oral copulation and two counts of adult using a minor, according to a release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Cortez is scheduled to be sentenced June 8 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center, and he is expected to be sentenced to 50 years to life in state prison.