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MADISON, Wis. - A
Madison man was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison for drugging eight
women, then sexually assaulting and photographing them.
Brian C. Stowe, 29,
faced more than 400 years in prison after police found images and videos of the
women on his computer. Calling Stowe's actions sick and twisted, Judge William
Hanrahan sentenced Stowe to 28 years in prison to be served consecutive to 15
years of federal time ordered in January. Stowe will be 72 years old when his
sentence is served. There will be 24 years extended supervision after Stowe is
released from prison, Hanrahan's office said.
During the sentencing
hearing in Dane County court, Stowe said he was baffled as to why he committed
the acts and that he wanted his victims to heal.
Police arrested Stowe
after a 17-year-old girl reported he drugged and sexually assaulted her as she
lay unconscious in bed in October 2012. Stowe was sentenced in January to the
minimum 15 years in that case.
The complaint stated a
17-year-old girl contacted police in October 2012 and reported waking up at
Stowe’s home and Stowe having sexual contact with her. The girl told police she
was sharing a cab with Stowe and was talked into going into his apartment with
Police widened the
investigation after the girl came forward. None of the women knew Stowe took
images of them while they were unconscious.
Stowe’s home and recovered a camera and digital storage devices, according to
the complaint. Investigators said they uncovered photos of females asleep or
passed out due to intoxication and a man engaging in sexual activities with the
The victims include
friends and co-workers from his previous employment at Epic in Verona.
Stowe was been charged
with 62 felonies for incidents dating back to 2009.
Saturday, March 15 2014, 03:48 PM CDT
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