Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Anchorage repeat rapist sentenced to 25 years

A repeat rapist was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 10 years probation for raping a woman after he finished a sentences for another rape.

Mark Abrell, 50, was convicted of first-degree sexual assault in December for the 2005 attack, Adrienne Bachman[Anchorage District Attorney] said. Abrell was already a registered sex offender at the time of the rape -- he was convicted in 1982 on multiple sexual assault counts. The victims in both attacks were strangers, Bachman said.

Abrell raped a woman in a wooded area in Anchorage back in 2005. Surveillance cameras captured the woman and her attacker just before the sex assault, and DNA evidence linked Abrell to the rape. He was sentenced by Judge John Suddock.

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