Crime

Man gets 30 years in North Miami Beach jogger gang rape

Mishak Gibson, convicted in the gang rape of a jogger in North Miami Beach, received 30 years in prison on Friday.
Mishak Gibson, convicted in the gang rape of a jogger in North Miami Beach, received 30 years in prison on Friday. David Ovalle

A man who was 16 when he and five other teens attacked and gang-raped a jogger alongside a North Miami Beach canal must serve 30 years in prison, a judge ruled Friday.

The shocking attack unfolded in May 2008 as the mother went for an evening jog along the Snake Creek Canal.

DNA found on a condom linked Mishak Gibson to the attack; he also admitted to police that he had been on the scene. Jurors convicted Gibson in February.

North Miami Beach police said the teens also attacked another woman on a bicycle in an attempted rape and carjacked two vehicles. One of the teens led cops on a 100-mph chase on the Palmetto Expressway before crashing.

A former Miramar High student, Gibson had earlier rejected a 13-year prison plea offer, opting to go to trial despite the insurmountable forensic evidence. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jose Fernandez ruled on Friday that Gibson must also serve 20 years of probation after his release.

Gibson, 23, was the only one to go to trial. The other teens — from the ages of 13 to 18 — all agreed to plea deals ranging from 12 to 30 years behind bars.

Prosecutors had asked for 50 years in prison. The victim, a former credit-card company executive who lost her job and her marriage after the attack, did not attend Friday’s sentencing hearing.

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