Conviction in Seattle burglary, kidnapping

March 14, 2013 at 1:00 PM

SEATTLE, March 14 (UPI) -- A convicted sex offender who threatened six residents of a Seattle home was found guilty of charges including kidnapping and burglary.

Robert Douglas Hitt, 34, and a Level II sex offender, was convicted Wednesday of nine charges in a 2012 home invasion in which he ordered the residents, six female University of Washington students, into a bedroom at knife point. He then bound the hands of one victim and undressed her, the Seattle Times reported Thursday.

Two other roommates hid in their bedrooms and called police.

The incident came two months after Hitt was released from prison after serving a 10-year term for rape. Because two of the charges in the home invasion carried allegations of sexual motivation, Hitt will face a life sentence under Washington's "two strikes" law for repeat sex offenders, the newspaper said.

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