A Cuesta College student accused of sexually assaulting a woman friend was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in prison.
San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge John Trice sentenced David Andrew Shenosky, 23, Friday morning. Shenosky spoke in court and offered an apology, according to the county district attorney’s office.
Shenosky pleaded no contest on March 22 to four felony charges in a case charging him with the kidnapping and rape of a fellow Cuesta student on March 25, 2010.
He was sentenced to 12 years for two counts of felony sexual penetration by a foreign object and one count of kidnapping, and 15 years to life on one count of forcible rape, a felony. He is being held in county jail.
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According to testimony from investigators at a preliminary hearing in July, Shenosky invited the 19-year-old woman back to his home in Atascadero for dinner and chocolate cake and sexually assaulted her over the course of hours.
After the incident, her eyes had broken blood vessels, consistent with the choking she described, and an examination found that she had been raped, police said.
Police found a note on Shenosky’s computer expressing his regret for hurting her. The note said he loved her and wished the incident had never happened.
According to the woman’s statements to police, Shenosky drove her home to San Luis Obispo after the rape and then she told her roommates, later describing the events to police.