- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 12, 2014

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A notorious serial rapist from Portland asked for his April parole hearing to be canceled, saying it’s pointless because he’s been turned down three times before.

The state board in charge of paroles granted Richard Troy Gillmore’s request, determining he is still a danger to society and putting off his next hearing until 2016, The Oregonian reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1iBvWa5 ).

Gillmore, now 54, was called the “Jogger Rapist” because he staked out victims as he ran by their homes in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

He admitted raping nine women, although he was prosecuted in Multnomah County for only one attack, against a 13-year-old girl in 1986. The other attacks fell outside the state’s statute of limitations, then three years.

He was sentenced to at least 30 years, with a 60-year maximum as a dangerous offender, but in 1988 the parole board cut that in half. If he’s not paroled, he would be released in 2024.

He sent a handwritten note to the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. He said it might take a year or two for him to get into a particular prison program, so the hearing should be delayed.

“There just doesn’t seem to be any point in having a hearing in which the outcome will be the same as the last three,” he wrote.

The board, which received a psychological evaluation in January, said Gillmore has a “mental or emotional disturbance, deficiency, condition or disorder” that makes him a danger to others.

Victims have opposed releasing Gillmore, and he even has told the board, “I probably don’t deserve to be paroled.”

Two years ago, the board listened to testimony from the 13-year-old’s family and from other victims for more than nearly three hours before voting 2-1 not to release him. Two board members voted not to allow him to seek parole for another five years, but such a decision would have required unanimity.

___

Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide