COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – An Iraqi man who immigrated to the United States after helping U.S. soldiers in his homeland has been sentenced to 28 years to life in a rape case.

KRDO reports that Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon was sentenced Friday. He had been convicted earlier this year of sexual assault but acquitted of assault in a 2012 attack on an unconscious woman that left her hospitalized with serious injuries.

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Ramadon was among five Iraqi men charged in the case. All came to the U.S. after helping American soldiers.

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“A Soldier’s Promise,” a 2009 combat memoir by Army 1st Sgt. Daniel Hendrex, depicted Ramadon as a teenage hero who risked his life to provide information to U.S. soldiers.

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