Caldwell man sentenced to prison for rape, kidnapping

Caldwell man sentenced to prison for rape, kidnapping

Credit: Canyon County Sheriff's Office

Pablo Salinas

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by KTVB.COM

KTVB.COM

Posted on November 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 9 at 5:44 PM

CALDWELL -- A 46-year-old Caldwell man will go to prison for rape, first-degree kidnapping, and the use of a deadly weapon during the crime.

Back in July, 46-year-old Pablo Salinas was found guilty of forcing a woman to have sex by holding a large hunting knife to her throat.

On Friday, Salinas was give a minimum sentence of 4 ½ years, up to 15 years in prison.

Salinas was also ordered to register as a Sex Offender, have no contact with the victim, and to pay her a $1,500 civil penalty.

The State recommended Salinas' sentence be a minimum of 10 years, and up to 40 years.

"The Defendant terrified the victim, holding a Rambo-style knife to her, and threatening to kill her if she did not engage in sex with him," said Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin. "The Defendant doesn't seem to understand that a knife does not make the sex consensual."

Police say the crime occurred in January, 2011.

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