Jury convicts man of cutting power to woman's home before raping her

Published on November 29, 2022

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GREELEY, Colo. (Weld County D.A.) – A man who was convicted of raping a woman after cutting the power to her home in 2016, could face more than a century behind bars.

Last week, a Weld County jury convicted 30-year-old Damaige Plascencia of sex assault, kidnapping, and burglary.

On December 30, 2016, at about midnight, Evans police officers were called to an apartment on Denver Street where a woman said she had been raped in her home.

The victim said she arrived home a few hours prior, and no one was in her home when she arrived. She then went upstairs and was showering when all of the lights in her apartment went out.

The victim said she got out of the shower and went to her bedroom where the defendant grabbed her from behind. He then covered her mouth with his hands and blankets, while sexually penetrating her for about 10 minutes.

In May of 2017, a DNA match came back for Plascencia and he was charged in Weld District Court for this incident.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for March 22, 2023 at 3PM in Division 15. He’s facing 88 – 112 years to life in prison.

Deputy District Attorney Arynn Clark is prosecuting this case.

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