A Springfield man pleaded guilty to three counts of rape and was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years in prison as part of a plea deal.
Donnell D.J. McMullen, 34, was accused of kidnapping and raping three women. Two of them accused him of holding a knife to their throat.
The victims reportedly identified McMullen through a police lineup.
McMullen found his victims through the early morning hours and forced them to have sex with him, investigators said.
McMullen has served previous prison terms and was on parole for aggravated robbery and has been convicted of felonious assault and aggravated assault.
He was initially indicted on seven counts of rape and nine counts of kidnapping. The kidnapping charges were dismissed in the plea agreement.
After the case, the victims said they felt a sense of relief.
However, one, Crystal Gonzalez said that McMullen has no remorse for what he has done.
The sentence of “11 years barely fits compared to what he has done,” said Gonzalez, a victim of McMullen’s who agreed to allow the newspaper to use her name.
“I’m glad he is behind bars so he can’t hurt nobody else,” says Gonzalez.
McMullen’s defense attorney declined to comment.
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