Man sentenced to 53 years to life in prison for hiring man to commit rape

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – A man was sentenced Thursday to 53 years to life in prison for hiring another man to rape a woman.

Russell Higgins was previously found guilty on five charges.

Higgins hired Haliki Green Jr. to rape the woman in 2016, according to prosecutors. The men waited for the victim to get home from work, attacked her and bound her. Green then raped the woman, under Higgins’ direction.

Eyewitness News has made the editorial decision to withhold any additional information that could be used to identify this victim of sexual assault.

Green was convicted earlier this month and is awaiting sentencing.

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