Masterson was sentenced on Thursday following a responsible verdict in Could
Masterson, who’s finest recognized for his roles on That ’70s Present and Netflix’s The Ranch, was handed down the sentence on Thursday. The actor was convicted and located responsible on two of three forcible rape prices earlier this 12 months. Initially accused of raping three girls at his Hollywood Hills residence between 2001 and 2003, Masterson continues to keep up his innocence.
The actor’s convictions come from two rapes that have been stated to happen in 2003, with a verdict unable to be reached for the 2001 incident. Masterson was arrested in 2020 for the alleged assaults and initially confronted as much as 45 years in jail if he was discovered responsible on all three counts.
“Mr. Masterson, you aren’t the sufferer right here. Your actions 20 years in the past took away one other particular person’s voice and selection. Your actions 20 years in the past have been prison, and that’s the reason you might be right here,” Decide Charlaine Olmedo stated (through Selection) throughout Masterson’s sentencing.
That is the second trial of Masterson’s rape prices, with the primary ending in a hung jury in November 2022. Following that case, the decide determined to re-try the case in entrance of a brand new jury, with the second trial focusing extra on the accusations that Masterson had drugged the ladies.