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.