Posted by 69News:.
A teenager who admitted to the attempted murder and sexual assault of a Lehigh University student learned his fate Thursday morning.
A Northampton County judge sentenced Bryan Sanchez Osorio to 28 to 80 years in prison.
Prosecutors said even at 17, Osorio is a dangerous sexual predator. He’s a predator that inflicted so much physical and emotional pain on his victim, that she said she cannot stand to look at him.
In a written statement, the Lehigh University exchange student described the events of July 16, 2014.
That’s when, police said, Osorio climbed through a window on Carlton Avenue in Bethlehem and attacked the victim, ripping off her clothes and trying to choke her.
The victim told the court she was frightened.
“When I begged for my life, he put two fingers to my windpipe and squeezed,” she said.
The woman’s roommate called police, and Osorio was arrested.
As part of a deal with prosecutors, Osorio pleaded guilty to attempted homicide, attempted rape, aggravated assault and burglary in February.
In court, Osorio asked for forgiveness. The judge told him he should ask the victim for forgiveness.
In her statement, the woman, who said he still has flashbacks about the attack, told the judge, “Please do not let him harm any more innocent people.”
The judge sentenced Osorio, who has a history of mental illness.
“It was expected. I knew it as going to be a harsh sentence, a tough sentence. It had to be because of the nature of the crime, but it does allow my client the ability to rehabilitate himself,” said defense attorney Anthony Rybak.
In the sentence, the judge also ordered that Osorio never be alone with female prison personnel, echoing recommendations made in Osorio’s records.