Idaho sex pirate convicted of burning disabled woman
An Idaho sex offender named “Pirate” was sentenced to jail on Tuesday for burning a disabled woman with a cigarette.
Pirate, who spent a year in jail before being released last month, will no longer spend time behind bars for the crime but was ordered to pay $ 515 as part of a plea deal, East reported Idaho News.
“I was more than ready for trial because I felt I had the burden of proof,” said Pirate, who legally changed his name from Daniel Selovich in 2013.
“I felt justice was on my side… My only regret is that I didn’t challenge or whatever.”
Pirate, 43, was charged with burning a disabled woman in November 2009, the Idaho State Journal reported.
He had met the victim on a dating app and then stayed at her home, allegedly burned her several times and threw ashes in her mouth, the Journal said.
He also stuck his foot in his mouth and held his head with his hands, the victim claimed.
Pirate has a long rap sheet, according to reports.
In 2004, an assault on a disabled woman in Las Vegas forced him to register as a sex offender. He was linked to the case using DNA and arrested in 2016, according to the report.
He played down his criminal past in an interview with KRCR-TV in California, where he was apparently living in early 2020.
“All of these accusations are either reduced to petty or dismissed,” he said at the time. “These are minimum charges, usually 15 years, maximum is life… Now either I’m the luckiest guy in the world or maybe there is more to these stories.”