Man sentenced for sexual assault in Gulfport

Published 10:34 pm Thursday, December 17, 2009

Alfonso Rivera Guadiana has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexual battery on a woman who ran a mission house for a Baptist church in Gulfport.

Harrison County prosecutors said the crime was committed on Feb. 10, after the victim drove Guadiana to a Walmart so he could pick up supplies.

When they returned to the mission, Guadiana forced his way inside and raped her.

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Prosecutors told the jury Guadiana was living in the Gulfport area at the time of the sexual battery. He’s been in custody since his arrest.

Prosecutors say immigration officials have a hold on Guadiana. He’s supposed to be deported once he completes his sentence.

He was sentenced Wednesday.