Suspected Serial Rapist Sentenced

Suspected Serial Rapist Sentenced

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FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- Randall George Noble, suspected in the sexual assaults of at least 15 victims, has been sentenced to two consecutive terms of 15 years to life in prison.

"As a teenager you were charged with sexual assault and received therapy. You have now become an adult. The conduct has not ceased. It has continued and it has increased," 2nd District Judge Darwin C. Hansen told him Wednesday.

"Mr. Noble you are a danger to the community. Some would say -- some would suggest -- you are nothing more than a sexual predator."

Noble, 24, Syracuse, was arrested by Syracuse police on Feb. 13 after two teenagers reported they had been sexually assaulted. Since then, more victims have come forward.

In the courtroom, 15 victims, their families and friends were present, as were Noble's parents, his brother and extended family members.

Noble's attorney, Rich Gallegos said that a psychosexual evaluation that was ordered to be done before sentencing was not completed by Adult Probation and Parole because of budget constraints.

He said that Noble was an honor student at Clearfield High School, a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seminary graduate and had been in Boy Scouts.

Gallegos said Noble deserved a chance to be rehabilitated and asked that the sentence be 10-years-to-life and all terms served concurrently.

One of his earliest victims, who was assaulted 10 years ago when she was 7, told the court, "I feel sorry I didn't say something sooner. I was one of his first victims and I should have said something, but I didn't. Whatever he gets he deserves."

One of his latest victims, a 14-year-old girl, said she cries herself to sleep every night and she cannot control her anger. "I hope you never allow him out of jail. He will never change," she said.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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