The Hartford Courant reports that 32-year-old Luis Ortiz was also sentenced Monday to 10 years of special parole and is required to register as a sex offender.
Ortiz was scheduled for trial when he agreed to plead guilty to first-degree sexual assault. He would have faced significantly more time in prison if he was convicted by a jury.
Ortiz’s DNA was found on the woman.
Prosecutors say the victim was ready to testify, but was relieved that she did not have to.