Lemoore man gets 16 years for raping another man

LEMOORE, Calif.

Action News got exclusive video of Randy Lee Chiles in court as he was sentenced to 16 years in prison Friday.

Police say the 47-year-old Lemoore man kidnapped, then beat and sexually assaulted a 19-year-old acquaintance.

Instead of facing the eleven counts he was originally charged with Chiles struck a plea deal with prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to two counts of sodomy to avoid a trial.

The victim was in court for the sentencing but did not make a statement to Chiles. Lemoore Police Chief Jeff Laws says he's pleased with the punishment. "We got a very violent offender off the streets and behind bars and hopefully we'll never have a case like that in Lemoore again."

Back in April, Lemoore Police got a call from the victim saying he had just fled Chiles' residence.

Police say Chiles was upset the victim had stolen his grandson's iPod so he tied him up for several hours and sexually assaulted him.

Chiles family members attended the sentencing, but did not want to speak on camera. They told Action News Chiles is not a violent person and is innocent of most of the charges. They admit Chiles did beat up the victim after he found out about the stolen iPod.

"It was a very ... very bizarre case for our community and I don't think in my 27 years in law enforcement I've ever come across a case that's that bizarre," said Chief Laws.

Prosecutors believe a key to Chiles guilty plea was a videotape they seized from his house which shows the Lemoore man assaulting the victim. The Kings County District Attorney's Office is still prosecuting several more individuals who they say were also involved in the crime.

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