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Danny Masterson admitted to state prison after rape conviction

The booking photo for Danny Masterson, Dec. 27, 2023. (California Department of Corrections)

(NEW YORK) — Former “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson was admitted to state prison on Wednesday after being convicted of raping two women.


Masterson, 47, was admitted to North Kern State Prison in Delano, “where he is going through the classification and reception process,” the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement.

The agency released the booking photo of Masterson, who was wearing an orange jumpsuit and had a full beard.

He will be recommended for placement at an institution following the classification and reception process, which could take up to 90 days, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Masterson was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison in September after a jury found him guilty of two counts of forcible rape during a retrial of a case involving three women. The women accused him of raping them between 2001 and 2003.

Masterson will serve two 15-year sentences consecutively, one for each charge. He must also register as a sex offender.

The third count against Jane Doe No. 3 was declared a mistrial and has since been dismissed after prosecutors said they would not retry Masterson on the rape charge.

Masterson was deemed a potential flight risk and was remanded into custody following the verdict. He previously had been detained at the Los Angeles County jail.

His attorney, Shawn Holley, previously said she believes the convictions will be overturned.

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