Tulsa Man Known As 'The Reaper' Sentenced To Life In Prison For Rape, Maiming
TULSA, Oklahoma - A judge has sentenced a Tulsa man to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found Victor Hursh guilty of kidnapping, rape, maiming, and multiple other charges.
Police said Victor Hursh, known as The Reaper, is what nightmares are made of. He met women online, drugged them, tortured them and kept them prisoner for weeks - even months.
The Tulsa county judge sentenced Hursh to almost everything the jury recommended.
Hursh has received life without the possibility of parole for two first-degree rape charges. He also received four life sentences for kidnapping, 25 years for maiming, and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
The district attorney and the victims said this has been an almost two-year process between Hursh's arrest and Monday's sentencing.
One of the victims was here at the sentencing, she says it's been a long process to get to this point.
"I've had 4 years to get here and I'm a strong person and I'm not going to let him break me. He didn't break me then, and he's not going to have that power over me," said Sherry Carlson.
The Tulsa County District Attorney's Office said the process was about making sure the victims received justice.
"Thankfully, our jury believed the victims. Because that's what he counted on. He counted on them not being believed. Then not being credible. He viewed those women as disposable and now 12 citizens of his community have said that's not the case," said Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Elmore, Director of the Special Victims Unit.
The district attorneys office also wanted say thank you to the Tulsa Police Department for the work they did during this investigation.