Southeast Bakersfield

30 years to life in prison for convicted rapist

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - A young man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years to life in prison for rape, kidnapping and robbery.

Anthony Matthew Rodriguez was found guilty last month in Kern County court.

Rodriguez raped a woman in March 2012 in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. He was 18 years old at the time and on probation for carrying a concealed dirk or dagger.