Friday, August 20, 2010

Serial rapist sentenced to 30 more years of imprisonment - already serving 80 years

A serial rapist who was sentenced to 80 years in prison for a previous rape conviction was handed another 30 year sentence August 17 in a Chicago courtroom.  Benjamin Johnson, now 44, was sentenced for an attack on a then 21 year old woman in her Wriglyville apartment in March 2006.

The woman, then 21, had just returned to her apartment, in the 600 block of West Addison, when Johnson beat and raped her, [Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Patricia]Shea said. The victim, who said she “feels dirty every day,” still has nightmares and can always hear the sound of her “skull being pounded, Shea said. “I thought I was going to die that night,” Shea said reading from the statement, describing the attack and the woman’s life following it.“. . .Day to day life stopped being fun and started being scary.”

The sentence for this attack will be served consecutively to the 80 year sentence for a May 2006 rape.

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