The man known as the East Coast Rapist has been sentenced to three terms of life in prison plus 80 years.
Aaron Thomas, of New Haven, Conn., pleaded guilty in November to two counts of rape and three counts of abduction for a Halloween 2009 attack on three teenage trick-or-treaters in Prince William County, Virginia.
Thomas forced the trick-or-treaters -- two of whom are now in college -- into the woods and raped two of them over the course of about an hour.
He had a cigarette lighter that was a replica of a gun, Prince William County Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert told News4 in Washington D.C.
One of the victims was able to text her mother, who called police. Thomas fled when he heard sirens, Ebert said.
At sentencing Friday, Thomas gave a statement referring himself as "totally blameworthy." He said he knew what he did to the women, News4's Erika Gonzalez reported.
Two of his victims testified that they forgave Thomas and prayed he would be cured of his sickness, Gonzalez reported.
But the mother of another victim said her daughter hasn't been the same since the attack.
Thomas also pleaded guilty in November to rape and abduction charges in Loudoun County for a rape in 2001 at a Leesburg apartment complex. He faces multiple life sentences that case as well.
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