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Man sentenced in Woodbury hostage, rape case

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WOODBURY, Minn. -- A man who sexually assaulted several teenage girls while holding them and others at gunpoint last year received a 36-year sentence Monday.


Demetrius Santreell Ballinger must serve at least 24 years in prison for the standoff at the Woodbury Red Roof Inn in August 2012. He pleaded guilty in June to five counts, including attempted murder and rape charges.

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