‘East Coast Rapist’ Gets Three Life Sentences Plus 80 Years

US News, March 1, 2013

The man known as the East Coast Rapist has been sentenced to three terms of life in prison plus 80 years.

Aaron Thomas, of New Haven, Conn., pleaded guilty in November to two counts of rape and three counts of abduction for a Halloween 2009 attack on three teenage trick-or-treaters in Prince William County, Virginia.

Aaron Thomas

Aaron Thomas

Thomas forced the trick-or-treaters—two of whom are now in college—into the woods and raped two of them over the course of about an hour.

He had a cigarette lighter that was a replica of a gun, Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert told News4 in Washington D.C.


At sentencing Friday, Thomas gave a statement referring himself as “totally blameworthy.” {snip}


Two of his victims testified that they forgave Thomas and prayed he would be cured of his sickness, [News 4’s Erica] Gonzalez reported.

But the mother of another victim said her daughter hasn’t been the same since the attack.

Thomas also pleaded guilty in November to rape and abduction charges in Loudoun County for a rape in 2001 at a Leesburg apartment complex. {snip}

Thomas’s behavior and mental status was an issue in court, if not an issue raised formally in the trial.

Ebert called Thomas’s behavior “erratic from the start.” In custody, Thomas has repeatedly cut his wrists and smeared his blood on the walls of his cell. He has claimed he had an alternate personality—Erwin.

However, the prosecution’s mental health expert had found Thomas was either “feigning or greatly exaggerating” symptoms. His attorneys had notified the court that sanity would not be raised as an issue.

Thomas has been tied to 17 attacks over longer than a decade from the D.C. area to Connecticut, including attacks in Fairfax and Prince George’s counties.



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  • MekongDelta69

    Two of his victims testified that they forgave Thomas and prayed he would be cured of his sickness

    And the odds of winning our country back IS…

    • edie

      forgiveness doesn’t work with blacks

    • HadEnough

      Aaaaaaargh! I simply cannot bear reading this forgiveness crap!

      • Katherine McChesney

        Actually the Christian thing to do would be to pray for the survivors. But, I don’t get it. Wouldn’t there have been the opportunity for one of the victims to overpower him while he was raping the other person?

        • rebelcelt

          How doe a 15 year old 110 lb girl overpower full grown man with a weapon?

    • The__Bobster

      Somehow, Xta rds are willing to forgive anything and use Biblical quotes to justify this insanity. Well, I have some quotes they should use: Vengeance is Mine! An eye for an eye….

      • Sherman_McCoy

        Those are supposedly the words of God. Unfortunately, too may innocents are attacked by those who have not yet been repaid. I am reminded of that old poster where two vultures sit on a tree, and one says to the other, “Patience my ass, I’m going to kill something!”

    • Joseph

      The cure is pretty straightforward.

    • rebelcelt

      Forgiveness is good, it releases the offended. I hope they did forgive but, stay wise. You do not have to hate to be wary. I do not hate lions but i would want a rifle in a safari. But, yes, lets hope they do not need to prove that they are not racists to anybody.

  • Katherine McChesney

    His private parts should be removed and handed to him for a souvenir of his escapades.

    • Should have tied barb wire around his private parts and the ther ent to a wild bull and turned him loose ina briar patch

    • rebelcelt

      No, handed to his victims as a souvenir for justice.

  • ArmenianWN

    If Obama had a son he would look like Aaron Thomas.

  • bigone4u

    Methinks rapist Aaron Thomas is going to learn what it feels like being raped by a 300 pound gorilla named Bubba. I hope Mr. Thomas is mentally preparing his anus for a new experience.

    • Howard W. Campbell

      It probably wouldn’t be a new experience for him. Many of the brothers like a little “on the down low”.

      • CoweringCoward

        Yep, as long as “some junk” is rubbing “something” they are happy.

      • 1proactive2

        I don’t think you realize how accurate your statement is. I work in a state prison, and the vast majority of blacks will go for anal sex in a heartbeat, mostly pitching but sometimes catching. Problem is, they get almost instantly aroused by young, small white boys, the latter being for them the Kim Kardasians behind the razorwire.

        • IstvanIN

          Another sin, and I am backed by none other than Clarence Thomas on this, is placing white and black inmates in the same prisons to be a recipe for black on white rape.

          • 1proactive2

            Also very true. Prisons wouldn’t be close to as dangerous as they are now if the races were separated. But our government is not driven by common sense thus the realistic and practical happening is but a dream

  • Seek

    “Forgiving” a predator merely whets his appetite for more preying. The paradox of surrender in such instances is that it makes us LESS safe, not more. It enables replication of intimidation. How do I know this: a combination of Freud, Nietzsche, Clausewitz, de Sade and first-hand experience.

  • 1proactive2

    This monster will be a hero to other blacks in prison since his victims are white.

  • PesachPatriot

    Wow…this is pretty disgusting…I’m a big halloween nut so this kind of gets to me on a personal level. He should have gotten lethal injection or the chair instead of a lifetime of weightlifting and sodomy at the taxpayers expense.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      NOW, you’re talking, brother!

      • PesachPatriot

        I can’t believe how frustrated i have become with the regularity of this sort of thing…I have always tried to be a kind, mellow, peaceful person….I like cats and lizards and old video games and cassette tapes but stories like this get my blood boiling….halloween was always my favorite non-jewish holiday and the one I looked forward to all year long….to think that trick-or-treaters had their innocence taken from them makes me want to grab a chainsaw and go into jason voorhees mode. But that would be both wrong and illegal….at least this perp wasn’t given a slap on the wrist like many receive.

        • Katherine McChesney

          ‘…makes me want to grab a chainsaw and go into jason voorhees mode,’

          That makes you no better than the rapist.

          • PesachPatriot

            I realized after I typed that I actually meant to say leatherface(from texas chainsaw massacre) mode….jason was always more of a machete or axe kind of monster. I have just kind of been on edge lately because there was an attempted break in in my development recently. You are correct though, and i do try to be the better person in most situations.

    • StillModerated

      You’re too kind. He should be nailed to a plank and fed feet first into a chipper shredder. The sentence must be aired on BET and the Africa channel.

  • Ethelward Brigham

    “Aaron Thomas, of New Haven, Conn., pleaded guilty in November to two counts of rape and three counts of abduction”

    I remember correctly, Caryl Chessman, a white guy, was executed for way less than that back in 1960. And yet this savage is allowed to live?

    • Katherine McChesney

      Remember, according to the government blacks are a protected species. They’re ‘special’. They’re the ‘noble savages’.


  • blindsticks

    Nowadays, if this sort of storywas printed in a msm publication , the returning comments would be many and angry, no doubt about that, but very few (if any) would dare even touch on theunderlying reason behind it. Such is the success of fifty odd years of anti
    racist re-education programmes – in Britain at least. I would say he has
    parallels with ‘our’ Delroy Grant. Old Delroy was an odd one even for the black
    community. Well spoken, drove a motorcycle and in every ID picture seemingly
    came up white. Even though the police had long been aware of his ethnicity to
    the extent of traveling back and forth to the Caribbean looking at DNA
    samples. He also exhibited another black trait; he liked old white ladies only.

    ‘Night Stalker’ Delroy Grant guilty of raping elderly
    women …

    A leading murder detective stopped ‘Night Stalker’ Delroy
    Grant in just 17 days – after a … in LA The actress spent some quality
    time courtside with Charles and Kit

    Delroy Grant – ANOTHER RACIST RAPIST ?
    … of the victims of the negro rapist Delroy Grant … to
    identify someone in a case where identity …

    – Cached

  • Two of his victims testified that they forgave Thomas and prayed he would be cured of his sickness

    Call me insensitive, but, this is disgusting.

  • trigon400

    That’s about the right amount of rapes that it takes to secure these rape apes, 17 priors…

  • StillModerated

    Two of his victims testified that they forgave Thomas and prayed he would be cured of his sickness.

    Indeed, fellow Christians, but that cure must be found at the end of a noose.

  • Greg Thomas

    “Two of his victims testified that they forgave Thomas and prayed he would be cured of his sickness,”

    Which means in 10 years, this gorilla will pronounce he has been “cured of his sickness” and ask for parole? The victims will testify for his release and it will be granted.