A former California Highway Patrol officer and son of convicted killer Mark Duenas of Cottonwood was sentenced Friday to more than 26 years in prison after a Washington jury convicted him last month of raping a child.
A spokesman for the Pierce County District Attorney’s Office in Tacoma, Washington said Duenas was sentenced to 26.5 years in prison.
Duenas was arrested in November on suspicion of molesting the child in 2000, according to the court’s website.
A former CHP officer in Monterey County, Duenas was fired, placed on three years’ probation and ordered to register as a sex offender after he pleaded no contest in 2008 to misdemeanor charges of molesting two girls, ages 13 and 14.
In 2015, he also pleaded no contest in Butte County Superior Court to molesting a 10-year-old boy in Chico and was sentenced to 180 days in jail and placed on probation for five years.
Duenas,36, is the son of Mark Gilbert Duenas, who was convicted in 2013 of murdering his wife, Karen, at their Cottonwood home in Shasta County.
Mark Duenas, 58, was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. He has appealed his conviction and is incarcerated at Folsom State Prison..