Man pleads guilty to raping unconscious, underage girl
A Wasilla man pleaded guilty to raping an underage girl at a party in 2016, a crime that was recorded on a cell phone.
Jordan Santistevan, 23, changed his plea in a Palmer courtroom on Thursday.
Santistevan admits in July 2016 he gave a 15-year-old girl alcohol and marijuana at a party then raped her inside a camper while several people watched.
Santistevan’s crime has a strange connection to the murder of Palmer teenager David Grunwald, who was killed in November 2016.
Troopers found evidence of his crime after they seized a cellphone from one of the murder suspects.
In the 10-second clip, the girl was unconscious and not moving.
Investigators said 19-year-old Devin Peterson—who has since pleaded guilty to hiding the weapons used to kill Grunwald—was the one who recorded the sexual assault on the cell phone.
As part of Peterson’s plea deal, all state and federal child pornography charges related to that case were dismissed.
Santistevan’s plea deal would sentence him to serve five years in jail with 10 years of probation to follow. Once his probation is complete he’s required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.
Judge Gregory Heath will sentence Santistevan on June 14 at 3 p.m.
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