The Latest: Man sentenced to 16 years for raping 2 women
Sunday, March 19th 2017 —
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man who gained notoriety in 1978 when he became the first U.S. man to be tried for raping his wife has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison. He was convicted of raping and sodomizing two other women.
John Rideout received the two 100-month sentences, to be served consecutively, on Friday after speaking at length to the court and his accusers.
He was led out of the courtroom by a sheriff's deputy, his hands cuffed to a chain around his waist.
It had been almost 40 years since he stood trial for allegedly raping his wife at their Salem apartment in front of their 2-year-old daughter. Rideout was unanimously acquitted in the case that spawned a TV movie starring Mickey Rourke and Linda Hamilton.