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Convicted rapist denied parole again

July 15, 2012

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Prison photo of Charles Hunter, who was convicted of a string of sexual assaults and home invasions that occurred in December 1978. Hunter received an indeterminate sentence, and has been eligible for parole numerous times over the years. Hunter is currently eligible for parole in June.

Prison photo of Charles Hunter, who was convicted of a string of sexual assaults and home invasions that occurred in December 1978. Hunter received an indeterminate sentence, and has been eligible for parole numerous times over the years. Hunter is currently eligible for parole in June.

Convicted Lawrence serial rapist Charles Hunter was passed up for parole by the Prison Review Board, according to a Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman. The board passed Hunter, eligible for parole in June, for one year, meaning he’ll be eligible for parole again in 2013.

Hunter was convicted of a series of rapes and home invasions that occurred in December 1978 in Lawrence. In 2010, Hunter, with assistance from the New York-based Innocence Project, obtained a DNA test on two of the rape kits in the case. However, the testing was not able to exclude Hunter as the rapist.

Hunter originally was given a life sentence and was first eligible for parole after 15 years. The parole board repeatedly has denied parole for Hunter, who is incarcerated at Larned State Hospital, operated by the state corrections department.

Comments

BlackVelvet 2 years, 11 months ago

And of course, all of his victims have to undergo the trauma of this again next year. Why can't they come up with a PERMANENT sentence for these scum?

Paula Kissinger 2 years, 11 months ago

Because it is the law and, evidently, no one is physically attending the comments sessions or sending letters to the parole board. If the survivors of his crimes do not participate in the parole hearings most likely he will eventually be released into our community if a psychiatrist ever deems him fit for parole.

garyr 2 years, 11 months ago

Guarantee he'll reoffend if paroled. This nut job can't be cured. If he gets out, he'll go right back to his old ways. Don't want to see women have to go through this again. If he gets out, his victims will lose their minds, knowing he's out on the street again. We need to keep this monster locked up...Yes, I said MONSTER!!

garyr 2 years, 11 months ago

Keep this nut job locked up. All you'll get if he's paroled are more victims.

Jayhawk1958 2 years, 11 months ago

Why even impose and honor orginal sentences if they are going to be elgible to parole? And why take the chance that he may ruin someone's elses life needlessly?

Jayhawk1958 2 years, 11 months ago

I may be a liberal on most issues, but this one I don't fool around with.

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