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A 42-year-old man has pleaded guilty and was immediately sentenced to 12 years and eight months in prison for his part in the kidnapping and torture of a marijuana dispensary owner whose penis was cut off in a Mojave Desert attack.
The victim was falsely believed to have stashed $1 million somewhere in the desert, and the assailants demanded to know the location of the treasure.
Ryan Anthony Kevorkian pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of kidnapping and single counts each of burglary and assault with a firearm.
Kevorkian, who was arrested Nov. 8, 2013, has about two more years to serve behind bars, his attorney, Michael Molfetta said.
“He was not anywhere near as involved in the planning and execution of the plan,” Molfetta said. “The fact that he was sentenced to much less time than the other two reflects that. He has accepted responsibility and looks forward to putting this behind