facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Serial rapist called predator

Oct. 25, 2012 at 3:52 PM   |   Comments

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A Florida jury has ruled that a convicted serial rapist must complete his prison sentence and decided he then be sent to a treatment facility.

The jury on Wednesday deemed Tommie Lee Andrews, 49, a sexually violent predator, a designation that allows the state to send him to a sexual-treatment center under a civil-commitment act, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

The decision came after three days of testimony from experts, retired law enforcement officers and five women who were victimized.

Andrews served 25 years in prison for raping two women in the late 1980s. He was scheduled to be released Oct. 31. However, the Jimmie Ryce Act can prevent a violent criminal from being set free. Andrews acted as his own attorney at the civil commitment trial.

"This is the right verdict," said Nancy Hodge, who was raped and stabbed by Andrews in 1987. "He is a sexually violent predator."

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Texas man on trial for 'public execution' of drunk driver
2
Northrop Grumman developing reusable space plane for lifting spacecraft into orbit
3
American photojournalist James Wright Foley executed by Islamic State
4
Britain pardons World War II code-breaker castrated for homosexuality
5
White House: Intel agencies examinig Islamic State execution video
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback