Father walks into home to find stranger who raped his daughterBy Emily Lewis 7:19 AM January 19, 2018
A woman who was home alone was raped by a stranger who hid in a closet inside her home.
Now, the rapist of Portland, Oregon, has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and he must register as a sex offender.
Other than credit for time served, he must serve all 20 years in prison with no possibility of early release for good behavior.
The 23-year-old told police that after she came home, she saw the door open so she closed it. Soon, she went to cook some food.
When she tried opening the pantry, a stranger, who was identified as Sean Leon Lacy Jr. 29, jumped out with a knife.
According to prosecutors, Lacy grabbed the woman by the neck and pulled her into the bathroom.
He choked her, struck her in the face, and raped her. Lacy then put her in the shower in an apparent attempt to wash away evidence.
While the suspect was getting dressed after the attack, the victim’s father came home. Lacy claimed that he was a good Samaritan who wanted to help the family.
According to the victim’s father, Lacy said that he smelled something burning inside the home so he came inside.
He said that he discovered food burning on the stove, looked around the apartment, and found his daughter injured and crying.
Lacy then quickly ran out of the home. The victim’s father and another man chased Lacy and held him down until police arrived.
In court, Lacy pleaded no contest to first-degree rape and unlawful sexual penetration.
Lacy had been arrested many times in the past for different crimes but most of the witnesses were afraid to testify before a grand jury.
This changed now after the victim and her father were determined to get justice.