Maryland Man Gets Life in Prison Plus 220 Years for Home Invasions, Sex Assaults

Judge David Boynton called Kevin Darnell Ray "a citizen's worst nightmare"

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013  |  Updated 12:17 PM EDT
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A Maryland man convicted in a string of home invasions, robberies and sexual assaults was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison plus 220 years.

Judge David Boynton called Kevin Darnell Ray "a citizen's worst nightmare, a monster who lurks in darkness waiting to prey on some helpless individual," News4's Chris Gordon reported.

Ray was convicted in April of breaking into homes in Wheaton, Bethesda, D.C. and Temple Hills, Md.

His victims included a homeowner and her son who were held and threatened, and a maid who was followed inside and sexually assaulted in the shower. The latter victim's statement was read in court Tuesday, but prosecutors said the mother and son were still too upset to put pen to paper.

Boynton called Ray a violent offender and predator, saying he believes that Ray could commit another violent act if released. The strong sentence was intended to protect the community, Boynton said.

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