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Durham Man Sentenced For Rape Attempt

Posted February 7, 2007 11:10 a.m. EST
Updated February 7, 2007 12:35 p.m. EST

— A man will spend 10 years in prison after being convicted of climbing into bed with a couple and trying to rape the wife.

Lorenzo Mondragon entered an Alford plea Wednesday, meaning he acknowledged that the evidence in the case could result in a conviction, but does not require him to admit guilt.

Prosecutors said the maintenance man broke into a Durham couple's house on Chapel Hill Road in March 2004.

Mondragon was convicted in an earlier case for attacking a female jogger in Duke Forest. After he entered the prison system, police used hIs DNA from the state's DNA database to connect him to the case.

In that case, Mondragon was sentenced to at least eight years in prison. Now, Mondragon's sentence will be served at the same time as his current sentence.