Rapist gets six years

Granite Bay man sentenced in Butte County Superior Court, following revelation of a past criminal record

The Butte County District Attorney’s Office announced last week that a 23-year-old Granite Bay man was sentenced to six years in prison for raping a 19-year-old Chico woman in 2015.

The assault reportedly occurred at a Chico apartment following a party. Authorities say Connor Guzman (pictured) plied the victim with 15 shots of hard liquor, and then offered to make sure she was OK. Instead, she woke up undressed from the waist down but with no recollection of having consented to intercourse. Biological samples from a rape kit matched Guzman’s DNA.

According to District Attorney Mike Ramsey, Guzman pleaded guilty to the crime early this year when prosecutors believed he had no criminal background. It was later determined he had been identified as the pimp of a Roseville-based prostitute and arrested for theft in that Sacramento suburb.