I originally posted about Sasidhar Vanapalli here. He was the man from India who posed as a police officer in order to rape to craigslist escorts.
This past Friday he was sentenced to 9 years to life in Washington state prison. He has to serve at least nine years but could be kept behind bars for life if he is ruled as a potential danger. If he is released he will be deported back to India.
It seems that he tried to throw himself on the mercy of the court…
Vanapalli tearfully pleaded for mercy. He cited his upbringing in an educated family and his accomplishments as a Microsoft employee, a scholar and a table-tennis champion in India.
I guess that’s what happens when you come from a country that still has a caste system.
I don’t think his ping-pong skills are going to help him where he’s going.