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Ex-prisoner arrested for sex crime in Texas

Former Lawrence man released from Kansas prison 7 months ago

August 18, 2006

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Seven months after being released on parole from a Kansas prison, a former Lawrence man convicted of raping a woman at knifepoint in the mid-1980s has been arrested in Texas for a new sex crime.

Fort Worth police on Sunday arrested 44-year-old Devin T. Galloway for the Aug. 5 robbery and sexual assault of a woman at a dry-cleaning business, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Wednesday.

The 20-year-old woman told police that a man came into the store, pulled a gun, demanded money and forced her into an office, where he tied her up and sexually assaulted her.

In March 1984, a Lawrence woman told police she was in her apartment when a man knocked on the door saying he wanted to use her telephone, according to Douglas County court records. He used the phone and left but came back a few moments later - this time having changed into a hospital gown - and asked to use the phone again.

The woman told police the man pulled a knife, tied her up, raped her and choked her until she blacked out. The woman told police she pleaded with him not to kill her, and offered him a $400 check and drove him to her bank to cash it.

Galloway was convicted of rape and kidnapping in that case. He was paroled Jan. 17, 2006, in Texas, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections. On Aug. 14, Kansas classified him as a parole absconder.

Comments

Ray Parker 7 years, 8 months ago

Paroled violent criminals should all be forced to live next door to a parole board member.

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Confrontation 7 years, 8 months ago

I agree with Pywacket. These men should be in for life, and the drug users should be getting the light sentences that the rapists are getting.

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Pywacket 7 years, 8 months ago

Oh, what a surprise. Recividism in a sex offender.

There should be one standard punishment for anyone convicted of forcible rape and kidnapping (this piece of sh...'s 1984 crime), where there is no question of mistaken identity: take him outside and shoot him. That's the only way to guarantee he will never hurt anyone again.

If he goes to jail, some pack of clueless idiots (a.k.a., "court-appointed psychiatrists" and "parole board") will eventually declare him "rehabilitated" and "no danger to society" or he will simply finish his slap-on-the-wrist sentence and be back on the streets. Neither case should be considered acceptable by a society that should value the rights of victims (past, present, and FUTURE) over the rights of scumbag rapists.

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