- Associated Press - Saturday, May 20, 2017

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A 23-year-old man who raped and robbed women he met through Backpage.com could be in prison for the rest of his life.

The News Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/9fC2FE ) Anthony Hayes was sentenced Friday in Pierce County Superior Court to 25 years to life.

The sentence means Hayes must serve at least 25 years in prison.

Then it will be up to the state’s Indeterminate Sentence Review Board to determine if and when he is released.

Hayes pleaded guilty last month to first-degree rape, three counts of robbery, three counts of unlawful imprisonment, felony harassment, second-degree rape and assault for a series of attacks in late 2015 and early 2016.

Charging documents say Hayes met women on the website, met them at Tacoma motels and raped and robbed them at knifepoint.


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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