October 12, 2015
The man known in Orlando as the “Hello Kitty” rapist, named for his identifying tattoo, was sentenced to life in prison Friday.
A judge sentenced the 25-year-old man to concurrent life terms, plus an additional 37½ years behind bars.
It took an Orange County jury a little more than an hour in July to find the man guilty of three attacks in a span of four years.
Prosecutors claim the man raped an Afghanistan war veteran at the Bellagio Apartments in 2010, and a college student at the Auvers Village Apartments in 2012. He apparently attempted to rape a woman in an Orlando IHOP parking lot in 2014.
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