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Man sentenced in August 2018 assault facing new rape charge

Posted at 12:24 AM, Jul 21, 2020

RICHMOND, Va. -- In August 2019, Joshua Caudill pleaded guilty to raping a Lynchburg college student from Henrico County as she laid in her apartment bedroom attached to a nutrient IV.

Caudill received 7 and a half years in jail for the rape of Kayla Cotton after being sentenced to 20 years total with 12 and a half years suspended.

"He presents himself as having a friendly nature and soft-spoken...You see a lot of times he uses other people to get access. In all of his past crimes, he's been convicted of or like in my cases...It's always through a friend of a friend," Cotton said.

He is currently 2 years into his sentence but will soon appear in a Campbell County courtroom after being indicted on a second rape charge that allegedly happened around June 14, 2017.

Legal expert Todd Stone said the judge will tack time onto his current sentence if he is again convicted.

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