RODNEY PRAY lived up to his name by preying on women back in the 1990s. He raped two and evaded justice for a dozen years.

The North Philadelphia man - who also used the alias Prey - ran out of luck in 2010, when police used a national database to match his DNA with evidence collected from his two victims.

Instead of fighting such ironclad evidence, Pray pleaded guilty in June 2011, but he wasn't sentenced until Friday.

Common Pleas Judge William J. Mazzola followed the terms of a negotiated agreement between the prosecution and defense to sentence Pray to 12 1/2 to 25 years in state prison.

Pray, 41, will be given credit for the roughly 2 1/2 years he's been in jail since his arrest. Neither of his victims was in court.

Pray, who has served prison time for drugs, burglary and a parole violation, attacked the first of his two rape victims around 4 a.m. April 13, 1997. He raped that 38-year-old woman in Tioga at knifepoint.

The evening of Jan. 28, 1998, he accosted a 22-year-old woman on a North Philadelphia sidewalk and raped and robbed her at knifepoint.