A man accused of sexual assaults in King and Snohomish counties was sentenced to life in prison today for three rapes in Colorado. Actually, Marc O’Leary was sentenced by a Colorado judge to to 327 — and a half — years in prison, according to the Denver Post.
O’Leary, 33, pleaded guilty in October to 28 counts involving sexual assaults in Westminster, Golden and Aurora last year and in January, according to The Associated Press. He also pleaded guilty to an attempted sexual assault in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, where O’Leary lived.
Police in Colorado arrested O’Leary in February, a month after a woman in Golden reported a sexual assault. Police noticed similarities between that assault and other cases.
O’Leary was charged in September with first-degree counts of rape, kidnapping and burglary and second-degree assault in connection with the Oct. 6, 2008, attack on a 63-year-old Kirkland woman. O’Leary was linked to the attack through DNA, according to charges.
O’Leary was also charged in April with first-degree counts of burglary with sexual motivation, kidnapping and rape in connection with the August 2008 attack on an 18-year-old Lynnwood woman. Lynnwood police initially did not believe the victim’s story, and she was prosecuted for false reporting.
However, Lynnwood police reopened the case after police in Colorado said they found nude photos of the woman as well as her Washington state identification card inside O’Leary’s home, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors in both states say O’Leary frequently took photos of the victims and threatened to post them on the Internet.
O’Leary was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from November 2006 through September 2009, according to prosecutors in King and Snohomish counties. At some point during that period he lived in Mountlake Terrace, according to Snohomish County prosecutors.
O’Leary moved to Colorado in 2009.