25 years in prison for rape at DH
By Geoff Belcher
Sep 7, 2013, 01:01
=A Mexican national on Thursday pled guilty to the June 2011 sexual assault of a woman at a Diamondhead nightclub and will now spend the next quarter of a century in jail.
Circuit Judge Larry Bourgeois on Friday sentenced Alfredo Cruz Mongoy, age 26, to 25 years in prison without the possibility of early parole for the forcible rape of a 26-year-old woman at what was then known as Club Ezee at the Diamondhead Ramada Inn.
Bourgeois said Mongoy's crimes were "unacceptable and reprehensible."
Mongoy, a native of Acapulco, was arrested on June 24, 2011.
"This is a stranger rape," Capt. André Fizer of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office said at the time. "If it weren't for the cooperation of employees at the hotel, we may not have been able to catch this man."
Investigators said at the time that Mongoy followed the woman into the club's ladies' room, where he raped her, then threatened to hurt her if she reported the crime.
Once Mongoy is released from prison, he will be required to register as a sex offender.