LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 37-year-old Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years to life in Nevada state prison for raping an Australian tourist last year at a Las Vegas Strip hotel-casino.
Donovan Joseph of Miami Beach, Florida, also was ordered by Clark County District Court Judge Stefany Miley to register as a sex offender with lifetime supervision.
Defense attorney Brian Smith said Thursday he'll appeal Joseph's convictions and sentence.
Joseph was sentenced Wednesday after a jury found him guilty last June of sexual assault, coercion, battery and lewdness.
Prosecutors say Joseph was attending a Las Vegas convention last January when he met the intoxicated 21-year-old woman and assaulted her in his room at the Tropicana.
Joseph was arrested the next day, after the woman ran from his room and notified security officers.