22 years on, rape victim fears attacker's release

September 30, 2011 - 1:50 PM
Rapist Release Victim

This image provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows inmate Lloyd Anthony Roy, who pleaded guilty in 1989 to raping three women and assaulting another, is scheduled for release Oct. 1. At least one of his victims is terrified and looking to relocate. (AP Photo/CDCR)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles woman is trying to move from her longtime home because the man who raped her there 22 years ago is about to be released from prison.

The woman, who The Associated Press isn't naming because she is a sex crime victim, says she is terrified Lloyd Anthony Roy will try to find her at her house in the San Fernando Valley.

Roy pleaded guilty in 1989 to raping three women and assaulting another. Even though he was initially charged with felony counts involving attacks on other women too, prosecutors made a deal with Roy and dropped other charges.

He was sentenced to 44 years in prison.

Criminals sentenced at the time were often eligible for a day's credit for each day they behaved well in prison. Roy is set for release Saturday.

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