A La Junta man convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1998 faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being found guilty of attacking a woman last year.
Pueblo jurors deliberated about three hours Wednesday before returning the verdict against 34-year-old Darin Whatley. The panel of nine women and three men convicted Whatley of second-degree kidnapping, sexual assault, and aggravated robbery.
Prosecutors said Whatley stalked a woman at a Wal-Mart store in June 2003, but she drove away without knowing she was being watched.
Whatley then followed her to a mostly-empty parking garage, pulled a knife, and drove her to an unknown location to rape her.
A sentencing date will be set in February. Whatley is jailed without bond.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.