SAN ANTONIO (September 10, 2013)—Ismael Cruz, 67, who was convicted of raping his son’s prom date, is facing decades in prison.
Cruz claimed to have consumed more than 60 beers on the night of his son's prom in May 2012.
The victim, who was 19 at the time, told police she fell asleep at Cruz’s home after an evening of drinking and awakened at some point in the night to find her dress partially removed and Cruz on top of her.
When she screamed, the son came to her aid and began beating his father.
Cruz was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison for the rape.
He faced a minimum sentence of 25 years because of two prior convictions for driving while intoxicated.