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Man hired to rape a Tehachapi woman sentenced to life in prison

Posted at 4:59 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 19:59:43-04

Haliki Green Jr., who was hired to rape a woman two years ago was sentenced to 118 years to life in prison on Friday.

Green was found guilty on multiple charges including rape by force and violence and assault on person with force causing great bodily injury.

The conviction stems from an incident on March 4, 2016, when Russell Higgins reportedly hired Green to rape his wife. The D.A.'s office says the two men traveled to the victim's home and waited inside her bedroom. When she arrived, both Higgins and Green attacked her, tying and binding her hands and physically restraining her.

At the direction of Higgins, Green then raped the victim, causing great bodily injury.

Higgins was sentenced to 53 years to life in prison in May.

Documents obtained by 23ABC show Green said he thought the couple was role-playing when they entered the room and Higgin's wife looked scared.

The documents show Higgins and Green have known each other for several years. Green said the night of, Higgins smoked rock cocaine. Green also said Higgins offered Green $200 to sleep with his wife, which he said was a lot of money to him because he was homeless and an addict at the time.