PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Scarborough man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a violent street attack in Portland in 2012 that left a woman with permanent injuries.
Eric Gwaro, a former volunteer firefighter, was also sentenced Monday to four years of probation and ordered to pay more than $5,600 in restitution.
Prosecutors say the 29-year-old Gwaro beat and stomped the 26-year-old woman in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, 2012, then carried her unconscious body into to any alley to hide her.
The Portland Press Herald, reports that Gwaro testified that the victim stole money from him after he rebuffed her offer of sex for money.
He apologized in court.
The victim’s mother testified that her daughter was beaten beyond recognition and still can’t take care of herself.