NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A man convicted of raping his former stepdaughter in attacks she disclosed years later in a college application essay was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.
Albert Tarrats, 62, balding with a long, straggly gray beard, clutched a Bible as he was sentenced Monday, WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported.
Tarrats repeatedly raped his then-stepdaughter in 2003, according to a court complaint. She was only 8 years old at the time and kept the abuse secret from her family for nearly a decade until penning an essay to apply to a Florida religious college, prosecutors said. She’d been asked to write about what made her who she is.