CT - Thomas Hooks, trucker, for kidnapping, rape, Ashford, 2006

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  1. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    Confrontation In Court
    Victim Challenges Her Attacker As He Is Sentenced

    DANIELSON - Standing in court Tuesday, just feet from the truck driver who kidnapped, raped and threatened to kill her, his 31-year-old victim demanded that he look at her before he begins serving 30 years in prison for the crime.

    "I am a human being," the Ashford woman told Thomas E. Hooks in an unwavering voice. "You have made me afraid of nothing, but you made my family afraid of everything. I will never think of you again after today, but I assure you, you will think of me for the rest of your life."

    As Superior Court Judge Antonio Robaina sentenced Hook, 51, of Florida, to 30 years in prison for kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault, prosecutors said he probably will be charged in a similar attack in Maryland, where authorities matched his DNA in a rape case.

    ~much more at link, including how this sicko tricked women into stopping to help him~

    http://www.courant.com/news/custom/topnews/hc-rapesentence0725.artjul25,0,5607702.story
     
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  3. blaize

    blaize Former Member

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    Good for her, it took guts to face him in court like that.

    I see he trotted out the usual platitudes about finding God.
     
  4. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    It really did take courage and I hope she feels better after her chance to confront him. I will bet she was sickened by his words.

    It's scary that it is that easy to trick women into stopping to help and I wonder if he is responsible for any missing women along his route.
     
  5. cheko1

    cheko1 New Member

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    I am very proud of this lady!
    She is very lucky to of lived thru her ordeal.
    May he rot in hell!!!!!!!
     
  6. NewMom2003

    NewMom2003 Former Member

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    What incredible courage this woman has!! Good for her!! :clap: :clap:
     
  7. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    What a monster. I wonder how many other victims are out there?

    Is the justice system learning anything about releasing these predators from prison? They need to stay there for life.
     
  8. hipmamajen

    hipmamajen I love the friends I have gathered together on thi

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    Good for her! I hope both of her predictions come true, that she never thinks of him again and that he can't stop thinking about her.
     
  9. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    I'll bet there are many more victims out there. Wonder how many are dead and reported missing?

    I'm proud of the victim. I hope it did her good to confront this scum in court.
     
  10. SadieMae

    SadieMae Former Member

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    For the victim...:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
    A brave lady!
     
  11. GlitchWizard

    GlitchWizard Reprobate

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    At the trial of one of my pen pals, his victim flipped him a bird while staring him straight in the face. It was many years after his crime to her, and he had already gone through the not caring part (drugs numbed him, I assume) and really did feel remorse... but he said when she did that, he had to work really hard to hide his smile because he felt that she must have worked through the fear he realized he caused her, and at that moment, he felt she was going to be alright. He was worried she'd misinterpret the smile as something bad, when it really was his pleasure that she was not still in fear.

    This lady is right - he won't forget her. Especially if the crime is still new and he still feels like what he did doesn't matter. She stuck one in - good for her!
     
  12. OkieGranny

    OkieGranny <b><span style="color:#660033;">WS Forum Coordinat Forum Coordinators

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    From 2015:

    http://www.capitalgazette.com/news/...over-rape-sentencing-1119-20151118-story.html

     

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