Orlando Man Known as “Hello Kitty” Rapist Sentenced to Life in Prison

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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