A former private high school student in Santa Barbara County will spend a year behind bars, after being convicted of repeatedly raping a classmate.
Prosecutors say Shane Villalpando was a student at Santa Maria’s St. Joseph High School in 2012 when he raped a 14 year old girl multiple times.
They say the now 19 year old man tried to talk her out of reporting the incidents to authorities.
A jury convicted him of three counts of unlawful sex with a minor.
It deadlocked on another charge, over whether it was rape of an intoxicated person.
In order to prevent a retrial on that count, Villalpando agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge, and accept a one year jail sentence, with five years probation.