Crime

Alaska Man Sentenced To 359 Years In Prison For Rape And Murder, Continues to Claim Innocence

| by Brendan Kelly

An Alaska man was sentenced Friday to 359 years in prison for raping a two-year-old girl and murdering her great-grandparents.

Jerry Active of Togiak, Alaska, claimed innocence in the 2013 attack while the judge handed down the punishment for his repulsive crimes Friday.

In April, Active was found guilty of beating 73-year-old Sorn Sreap and her 71-year-old husband Touch Chea to death after raping Sreap and her two-year-old great-granddaughter.

He is also guilty of raping a 90-year-old woman, who died this June.

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Detectives had called Jerry Actives crimes "the worst thing they had ever seen in their lives," according to Anita Shell, spokeswoman for the police department.

Active, 27, was found guilty on ten felony counts for the May 2013 attacks. The charges include first-degree murder, multiple counts of sexual assault, robbery, and sexually abusing a minor.

According to state officials, Active had been released early from prison hours before the attacks took place.

He was released on probation after serving part of his seven-year sentence for breaking into a home in 2009 and sexually assaulting a child and other residents of the home.

"He should remain in prison for the rest of his life," said Superior Court Judge Philip Volland.

Sources: NY Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News / Photo Credit: NY Daily News