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'Stinky rapist' sentenced to three more life terms in prison

TAMPA — A rapist already serving three life prison sentences was sentenced to three more consecutive life terms Tuesday morning.

Jerrod Pass, 40, became known to authorities as the "stinky rapist." He preyed on single black mothers, who said he had a foul body odor.

Authorities say that between 2003 and his arrest in 2007, Pass sexually battered at least seven women in neighborhoods near the University of South Florida. In August, he went on trial in the first of those cases. Circuit Judge Wayne Timmerman sentenced Pass to three life terms.

On Tuesday Pass returned before Timmerman, who sentenced him to two life terms for two more sexual battery convictions and a life term for an armed burglary conviction.

One of the victims asked to speak to Pass in the Hillsborough County courtroom before Timmerman sentenced him.

"To me, you are a coward, and to me, you came in and you violated me and you violated my children," said the victim, who is not being named because of the nature of the crime. "In spite of all this, I do forgive you. I do forgive you and may God be with you."

During the sentencing, Timmerman called Pass a "woman's worst nightmare, to wake you up in the middle of the night to some man you don't know touching you and raping you."

The judge then sentenced Pass to serve the "remainder of your natural life behind bars."

'Stinky rapist' sentenced to three more life terms in prison 11/17/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 17, 2009 3:11pm]
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