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Emotions Run High At Serial Rapist’s Sentencing Hearing

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Marc O'Leary (credit: CBS)

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GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Emotions ran high in Jefferson County court Friday during a sentencing hearing for a serial rapist.

Marc O’Leary, 33, pleaded guilty in October to raping women in Golden and Westminster. On Friday at a sentencing hearing for him he was sentenced to 327.5 years for the rapes, as well as an attempted assault in Aurora in December.

After the sentencing he was be transferred to Washington state to face charges there.

The sentence he receives in Washington will be served concurrent to his time behind bars in Colorado.

Investigators said O’Leary planned his attacks, staked out four victims in Colorado, assaulted them repeatedly over several hours and then took methodical steps to make sure no evidence was left behind.

“He preyed on his victims. He stalked them. He was meticulous how he stalked them. He took great lengths to ensure he got his prey,” said Jefferson County Prosecutor Bob Weiner.

Statements from O’Leary’s victims were read in court during the sentencing hearing.

“If he were released in society I would always fear for my life. I would always wonder if he was stalking me and looking for revenge,” wrote one victim.

“I can’t sit here and tell this court you know what, we should understand how they feel. No one can. No one can,” said Weiner.

O’Leary also addressed the court about the severity of his actions and the consequences.

“I agree with the district attorney. I am a sexually violent predator and I’m out of control. I’ve been out of control for a long time,” said O’Leary. “As gruesome as these details are, words are just inadequate to describe how horrible I acted and how much damage I caused.”

In February, police scoured O’Leary’s home in Lakewood for 12 hours. Officers wore special suits and said the search turned up photographic evidence of the sex crimes, including the rape of a woman in Washington.

After O’Leary was arrested, the Snohomish County affidavit describes interviews with people who know him. According to the interviews, O’Leary appears to have a sense of entitlement to have sex with whomever he pleased. They told police that he was part of a “secret society” that believed “the world is divided into alphas and bravos.”

O’Leary “believed he was an alpha” that entitled him “to have sexual intercourse with whomever he wanted.”

O’Leary blamed his actions on emotional issues and told the judge he was incurable.

“I can only hope that my sentence today will satisfy them as far as closure is concerned and moving on with their lives,” said O’Leary.

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