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Published: Monday, 11/15/2010

Robber-rapist gets 73 years in prison

The man who hid in the backseat of unlocked cars to rob several women was sentenced Monday morning to a total of 73 years in prison, prompting an outburst that caused him to be removed from the courtroom.

Delexis Maloy cried and swore before being led from the courtroom before the sentencing was even complete.

Maloy screamed an obscenity at Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Gene Zmuda while tearfully telling his family, "I'm sorry you all." The apologies to his family and friends were the only one given by the 21-year-old Toledo man, who terrorized his victims and put the entire community on edge.

"Rarely has this court seen an individual as violent and dangerous as you are," Judge Zmuda said prior to issuing his sentence. "You are a violent and dangerous predator … roaming the streets in our town, striking late at night."

Maloy pleaded no contest Sept. 20 to eight charges, including one count each of rape, aggravated burglary, and kidnapping; two counts of robbery, and three counts of aggravated robbery.

Two of the convictions include specifications that guns were used in the crimes.

Maloy was convicted of the Dec. 31 assault of a woman at her Dorr Street apartment and the March 2 robbery of a Subway restaurant at 1528 Broadway.

He also entered pleas to the March 3 robbery of a woman after she got into her minivan as she left work in the 700 block of South Avenue, the March 8 attack on a woman as she got out of her car in the parking lot of her apartment on Collingwood, and the March 9 robbery of a woman who found Maloy in the back seat of her minivan after she left Central Market, 330 West Central Ave.

He was caught soon after a DNA test linked him to the sexual assault of a woman he confronted at gunpoint in a McDonald's restaurant parking lot on March 9. The victim, who was in court yesterday, became so upset when seeing Maloy that she had to leave at one point.

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