Convicted rapist gets over 3 decades in prison

Cory Dennison was sentenced to over 35 years in prison

Cory Robert Dennison, 31, was arrested two weeks ago in Salt Lake City after allegedly fleeing Oregon following the attack last year. March 24, 2015 (Marion Co. Sheriff's Office)
Cory Robert Dennison, 31, was arrested two weeks ago in Salt Lake City after allegedly fleeing Oregon following the attack last year. March 24, 2015 (Marion Co. Sheriff's Office)

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A man convicted of rape and other charges has been sentenced to over 35 years in prison.

The Statesman Journal reports 32-year-old Cory Dennison was found guilty after a five-day trial and sentenced Friday.

Dennison was arrested in Salt Lake City.

Court records say his conviction on a witness tampering charge is related to conspiring with a cellmate in jail to provide a defense for charges related to the rape and sexual assault of two women.

Defense attorney Vada Salinas had argued for a sentence of 16 years.

Dennison will be required to register as a sex offender when he is released from prison.