Hermes Franca Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison for Sexual Assault of a Teenager

Former UFC lightweight contender Hermes Franca will next face three-and-a-half years as an inmate of Oregon’s prison system, the sentence was handed down last week after the 37-year old grappler pled guilty to charges of sexual abuse and unlawful penetration from a 2010 case involving a teenage student at one of his training academies.

Franca will also be forced to register as a sex offender once he is released and spend another four years on probation.

His admission of guilt only pertained to a single charge of each offense as part of a bargain with the State. Franca originally faced seven charges of sexual assault and two of second-degree unlawful penetration.

Though Franca’s MMA career was at its tail end to begin with his legal issues will almost certainly marks the conclusion with certainty and may also prevent him from teaching MMA again. He compiled a 22-12 record over a decade in the sport including wins over Jamie Varner, Spencer Fisher, and Nate Diaz.

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