Confessed rapist sentenced to 200 years in prison

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A Houston man pleaded guilty Monday in two violent Cypress area home invasions and rape cases.

Ricky Zepeda pled guilty to four charges connected to the January 2014 crimes. Prosecutors say the 33-year-old broke into two homes, tied up and raped the women inside, then stole money, jewelry and electronics.

The victims spoke in court, but Zepeda didn't even look up. One of the victims spoke with us outside the courtroom, but asked her face not to be shown.

"An apology -- it wouldn't change anything, but it would've been nice. I didn't get any of that today," she said.

"They refused to be victimized. They were ready to say what he did. They are an inspiration to me.

Zepeda was sentenced to a total of 200 years, but since his sentences will run concurrently, he'll be eligible for parole in 30 years.
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