Richard Gillmore: Notorious 'jogger rapist' whp raped NINE women will walk free in December after 36 years

Richard Gillmore: Notorious 'jogger rapist' whp raped NINE women will walk free in December after 36 years
Danielle Tudor was one of Richard Gillmore's victims (YouTube/Koi06)

OREGON, UNITED STATES: The notorious "jogger rapist" from Oregon will be released from jail in December after serving roughly 36 years—virtually the whole amount of his maximum sentence. Richard Gillmore, who acquired his nickname by stalking victims while running past their homes, was detained in 1986. He admitted to raping nine victims in the Portland region between the 1970s and 1980s, but due to the statute of limitations, he was only found guilty in one case.

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In 1987, a jury determined that he had raped Tiffany Edens, then 13, in the previous year. Edens was his most recent victim at the time. In a recent social media post on his anticipated release, Edens claimed that the state's Victim Information and Notification Service had informed her through voicemail in August that he would soon be released. "I have been slowly processing the reality of it all," she wrote.

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According to prison officials, Gillmore was moved from the maximum-security Columbia River Correctional Institution in Portland to the minimum-security Two Rivers Correctional Institution in August to aid in his transition back into society, according to The Oregonian. When he is released in December, he will be 63 years old.

According to KOIN, Gillmore will continue to be monitored until 2034, and if he breaks the terms of his parole, he risks going back to prison. A court in the Edens case gave Gillmore a minimum prison term of 30 years and a maximum of 60 years. However, a year after his conviction, a parole board reduced his sentence by half.

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Another victim, Danielle Tudor, claimed Gillmore had raped her in 1979, when she was still a teenager. She openly disapproved of his release. "If he had been able to have been charged for all the rapes he committed, he’d never be getting out," Tudor told KOIN. Gillmore has been identified as a sex offender with the lowest risk of reoffending and will need to register as one for the rest of his life. Due to his low-level categorization, the state and county are not compelled to inform the locals whether he is residing there.

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His victims have expressed outrage at the low-level classification. According to The Oregonian, Tudor claimed she didn't understand why he was being labelled a low-level sex offender. "He was designated as a dangerous offender at trial," Tudor said.

The Static 99 risk assessment tool, which the state employs to estimate the sexual recidivism rate for inmates convicted of sex crimes, determines the classification, according to Dylan Arthur, executive director of the Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, who spoke to The Oregonian/OregonLive. Gillmore was categorised as a low-level offender using that tool.

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