Watson's days of freedom are over. The 55-year-old rapist was declared an aggravated habitual sexual offender on Wednesday and sentenced to life in prison with zero chance of parole.
Watson is a particularly despicable waste of flesh. Last December, he posed as a cop, accused a woman of shoplifting, kidnapped her and attempted to rape her in the parking lot of a Best Buy on
Parkway in Kansas City, Kansas. In February, Watson pleaded guilty to charges of attempted rape,
kidnapping and aggravated sexual battery.
This could have all been prevented.
was convicted of attempted rape in
1977 and rape and aggravated assault in 1980. (In one of the rapes,
Watson followed a 14-year-old girl home from school,
broke into her home and raped her.)
The Kansas Parole Board granted him parole in January 2009. Sedgwick
County authorities tried to have Watson committed
indefinitely as a sexual predator to the Larned State
Mental Hospital, but Watson's defense reportedly
psychiatrists who testified that Watson wasn't dangerous. They were
wrong, but a Wichita jury deadlocked, and Watson was released in January
That Watson was paroled 30 years early -- he
served half of
a 60-year sentence -- is simply disgusting.