Man Gets 47 Years for Two-Day Kidnapping

     (CN) — A Tennessee man was sentenced to 47 years in prison for a two-day crime spree in which he kidnapped and repeatedly raped a woman after binding her friend with duct tape.
     Douglas Davis, 46, of Crossville, Tenn., pleaded guilty in January to kidnapping, transportation of a stolen vehicle, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and using a firearm during a violent crime.
     Prosecutors said he admitted that he visited two friends on Oct. 2, 2014, and made the female friend restrain the male friend with duct tape before raping her.
     He was armed with a handgun and left the man bound in the bathroom before forcing the woman to engage in sex acts, according to Middle Tennessee U.S. Attorney David Rivera.
     Davis then took $50 from the man’s wallet, assaulted him and eventually forced the woman into the man’s car. He abandoned the stolen car in a remote location in Hardin County, Ky., before raping the female victim in a wooded area, according to prosecutors.
     She was raped by Davis again in Bullitt County, Ky., and once again at an unknown location, Rivera said.
     On Oct. 4, 2014, police found Davis and the woman hiding behind a dumpster at a gas station in Lebanon Junction, Ky.
     Davis was arrested, and he told police that “that he had been in love with the victim since he first met her and that he had planned on releasing her and committing suicide,” Rivera said.
     On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp sentenced Davis to 47 years behind bars.
     The judge said the sentence had to reflect the seriousness of the crimes, and he characterized Davis as a predator, according to Rivera’s office.

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