Tukwila man who posed as Uber driver sentenced for rapes

A Tukwila man who raped two women, including one while posing as an Uber driver, has been sentenced to more than 11 years in prison.

Israel Ramos Islas, 34, was sentenced Friday. He had earlier pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape.

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In April, investigators said he was arrested after they said he posed as an Uber driver and picked up a woman outside a Seattle bar in December. Authorities said he attacked the woman in the back seat of his car, then drove her home. Her doorbell camera captured footage of Ramos Islas.

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The second victim, of a 2017 rape, told the judge she didn't think she'd ever see justice. But after the footage from the December rape was made public, she called police.

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At the time, Ramos Islas was a driver for Uber and authorities said he raped the woman after driving her to her apartment.

Ramos Islas' wife spoke to KIRO 7's Gary Horcher.

"Feeling that my husband is being accused of other things such as rape hurts me because I know that's not true," she said.

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