Abductor Sentenced to 111 Years : Courts: Los Angeles man will be eligible for parole in 55 years. He and his brother-in-law were convicted of kidnaping two women and raping them.

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A former meat cutter for a grocery store chain was sentenced Thursday to a maximum 111 years in prison after he and another man were convicted last month of raping two women they abducted off a Hollywood street.

In pronouncing the sentence, Superior Court Judge Robert Perry told David Anthony Jackson, 32, that he had “forfeited his right to be a citizen” by showing no remorse for his actions.

Jackson had testified that he had been drinking the night of Nov. 3, 1991, when the incident occurred. He acknowledged that he hit a woman he was accused of kidnaping and assaulting, but he insisted he had not raped her. He contended that she had gone with him willingly.


Jackson was convicted of nine of the 11 felony counts against him. The charges included rape, kidnaping and robbery.

Prosecutors said he must serve 55 years of his sentence before he becomes eligible for parole.

The incident began when Jackson and his brother-in-law, Deon Lagrant Swayzer, 24, both of Los Angeles, shouted from their van at three women and two men returning to their vehicle from a restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, authorities said.

When one woman shouted back, according to testimony, the brothers-in-law stopped and forced the men from the vehicle. They then put a gun to the head of one woman. That woman fled and escaped.

Jackson and Swayzer then each kidnaped one of the remaining women and drove away with them in separate vehicles, authorities said.

Swayzer, who also was convicted last month, is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 27. He was convicted of fewer charges and faces a maximum 86-year prison term.