421 years for kidnapper, rapist

September 19, 2007

BEAUFORT, S.C.---Vinson Filyaw was sentenced today to 421 years in prison.

Filyaw was convicted of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl and raping her in an underground bunker last year in Kershaw County. The girl was rescued a week later after sending her mother a text message.

Filyaw entered eleven guilty pleas yesterday.

Moments before he was sentenced, the victim's mother called him a monster.

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