Plea deal in Yuba rape case in Yuba rape case
A Marysville man faces up to 121/2 years in prison when he is sentenced in March for crimes against two teenage girls last year.
Marvin Wade Jr., 22, faced nine felony assault and sex charges and one misdemeanor battery count, with enhancements for committing the acts with deadly and dangerous weapons while he was out on bail.
Wade pleaded no contest Monday to raping a 17-year-old Yuba County girl by means of force, violence, duress, menace or fear, according to prosecutor Melanie Bendorf.
Wade also pleaded no-contest to assault with a deadly weapon with force likely to produce great bodily injury against a 16-year-old Solano County girl and procuring her for prostitution.
The crimes took place between June 10 and Sept. 30 at Wade's residence on G Street in Marysville, Bendorf said.
Wade will have to serve 85 percent of his sentence because of the violence in the charges, she said.
The other charges were dropped because they are duplicate counts for crimes that occurred at the same time, Bendorf said.
Wade committed the crimes while he was out on bail after he was arrested for possession of methamphetamine.
He has seen been convicted of that charge, Bendorf said.
Wade was arrested by Marysville police on June 18 following a report by the then-16 year-old victim, who said Wade assaulted her.
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