Man sentenced for sexual assault of 16-year-old girl in Lincoln Park canyon

Raatib Quidar Prince released, gets probation

SAN DIEGO - A man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl after she passed out while binge-drinking with him and three other teenagers in a Lincoln Park canyon was sentenced Thursday to 240 days in jail, which he has already served.

Raatib Quidar Prince, 19, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to a charge of sexual penetration by a foreign object.

Judge Laura Halgren denied a request by prosecutors to require Prince to register as a sex offender, saying the defendant was not a predator and was not likely to commit a similar crime. He will be on probation for three years.

Defense attorney Stacie Patterson told the judge that the sex was not forced, and Prince had no criminal record.

Prosecutor Karl Husoe unsuccessfully argued for sending Prince to jail for a year.

About 9 p.m. on Nov. 26, the girl was spotted in a gorge off the 300 block of 49th Street. Paramedics took her to a hospital, where she was admitted in what police then called "grave condition."

Detectives determined that she and a group of teenager had consumed "large quantities" of straight vodka.

Investigators believe the girl had passed out about five hours before being found, police Lt. Anastasia Smith said. She knew all the suspects, some of whom go to the same high school as her.

The other suspects -- two 17-year-old boys and a 14-year-old girl -- were prosecuted in Juvenile Court.

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