PHOENIX (AP) – An inmate who took part in a 15-day prison standoff, holding two guards hostage and raping one of them, was sentenced Friday to seven life terms.

Steven Coy, who was already serving several life terms before seizing the watch tower with another inmate in January, also received other sentences ranging from six to 35 years.

Coy pleaded guilty in March to 14 charges, including sexual assault, escape, kidnapping, assault and promoting prison contraband. He admitted raping a female guard, who was held hostage for 15 days, and a female kitchen worker.

Ricky Wassenaar, the other inmate, is awaiting trial.

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