Serial ‘jogger rapist’ will be released from Oregon prison
PORTLAND, Ore. –
An Oregon serial rapist will be released from prison in mid-December after serving nearly 36 years behind bars, nearly his full maximum sentence.
Richard Gillmore, arrested in 1986 and known as a “jogger rapist” because he impersonated victims as he ran through their home, admitted to raping nine girls in the Portland area over the years. 1970 and 80 but was convicted in only one case because of the statute of limitations. In 1987, a jury found him guilty of raping 13-year-old Tiffany Edens, the last known victim in December 1986.
The Associated Press usually doesn’t name people who have been sexually assaulted unless they make it public. Edens has spoken out about the assault and recently wrote on social media that she received a voicemail in August from the state’s Victim Information and Information Service telling her he was about to be released. .
“I have been slowly processing the reality of it all,” she wrote.
The Oregonian, citing prison officials, reported that Gillmore was transferred in August from Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla to the minimum security Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland to help him prepare for re-entry. community. He will be 63 years old by the time of his release in December.
KOIN, the company that first reported on his impending launch, said Gillmore will remain under surveillance until 2034 and could be sent back to prison if he violates his pardon.
A judge in the Edens case sentenced Gillmore to at least 30 years in prison with a maximum term of 60 years. But an amnesty panel cut his sentence in half in 1988, a year after he was convicted.
Danielle Tudor, who said she was a teenager when Gillmore raped her in 1979, has spoken out against his release.
“If he could be charged for all the rapes he committed, he would never get out,” Tudor told KOIN.
Gillmore has been classified as the sex offender with the lowest risk of recidivism. He will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life as a result of his rape conviction, but the classification means that the state and county are not required to notify nearby residents. that he was living near them.
His victims are angry that Gillmore is not being considered a high-risk sex offender, which would require notifying the community wherever he lives or moves.
The Oregonian reported that Tudor said she did not understand why he was classified as a low-level sex offender.
“He was designated a dangerous offender at the trial,” Tudor said.