TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A serial rapist who arranged meetings with women online and then attacked them at knifepoint has been sentenced.
The News Tribune reports that Superior Court Judge Philip Sorensen gave Navin Avery Milko 50 years, two months to life on Friday. That means the state’s Indeterminate Sentence Review Board will decide when or if Milko is released.
Jurors convicted the 26-year-old of first-degree rape, two counts of attempted first-degree rape, two counts of second-degree burglary, first-degree burglary, two counts of attempted first-degree kidnapping, attempted first-degree burglary and felony harassment earlier this year.
“The defendant is clearly a sexual predator by any definition,” and his behavior was “purposeful, premeditated and dangerous,” Deputy prosecutor Rosie Martinelli told the court.
He served several years in prison for “the exact same thing” in Florida and, days after his release, “immediately reoffended when he got to Washington,” she said.
Defense attorney Mark Quigley argued for a lesser sentence of 28 years to life.
Quigley said Milko would be a different person decades from now and that the ISRB will be “in the best position to evaluate” whether Mr. Milko is a danger to the community at that time.