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Savage Man Sentenced for Rape of Teenage Girls

According to the original criminal complaint, David Michael Hunter-Patrick, now 20, gave two teenage girls alcohol and then raped them over the course of a night this past January.

A known sex offender accused of raping two girls was sentenced to one year and one day in jail.

David Michael Hunter-Patrick, a 20-year-old Savage man, was booked into the St. Cloud Correctional Facility on Sept. 18 for a crime that occurred this past winter. On Jan. 30, a father brought his daughter to the Savage Police Department and told officers that she had been raped about two days earlier.

The girl, who was 15 at the time, initially told officers that she and the defendant had gotten into a physical altercation after police observed fingernail marks on her arms, but left the rape out.

Eventually, the girl, referred to as V1 in the original criminal complaint, said that Hunter-Patrick had raped her on Jan. 28. V1 told police that she and another friend, a 16-year-old referred to as V2, went with Hunter-Patrick to his home.

Hunter-Patrick plied the girls with vodka and beer, then led them upstairs to his room. The three of them were listening to music when V2 became sick, vomiting all over the room. After changing her clothes, V2 went to sleep on the bed, but woke up to see V1 and Hunter-Patrick having sex, which V1 characterized as forced. 

When Hunter-Patrick finished with V1, he began stroking V2's back and legs, in spite of her objections. At that point, Hunter-Patrick stopped and the three agreed to go to sleep. V2 woke up suddenly and found that Hunter-Patrick was having sex with her. He kept going, she said, even though she told him to stop four or five times.

Over the course of the investigation, officers also discovered that Hunter-Patrick had violated the terms of an adjudication from a previous sex offense by failing to update his information in the registry.

Hunter-Patrick was charged with knowingly violating the terms of sex offender registration and two counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct—one charge for sex with a minor aged 13 to 15 and another for sexually assaulting a mentally impaired or helpless victim. Each criminal sex count carried a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

In July, Hunter-Patrick signed a plea deal. In exchange, the second sex charge against him was dismissed.

On Sept. 14,  Scott County Judge Rex D. Stacey sentenced Hunter-Patrick to one year and one day in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility. As per the order, Hunter-Patrick will actually serve eight months, with four months supervised release, however. The sentence is less than called for by state guidelines. In his sentencing report, Stacey indicated that he lowered the sentence because the defendant had signed a plea deal and was amenable to treatment.

This is not Hunter-Patrick's first offense. In 2010, Hunter-Patrick was charged with fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct in Hennepin County. At the time, he was still a juvenile. He received a stay of adjudication in that case, which means that if he had completed his probation successfully, the conviction would not appear on his permanent record. 

Lobo429 September 28, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Unbelievable One Year And A Day ! And This Isn't His First Offence . He Should Be Locked Up For No Less Than 20 Years . This Pervert Raped Two Juveniles And This Is All He Gets !!! If He Did That To My Daughter I Would Be On My Way To Prison . This Is Not Justice , This Rapest Will Do This Again Im Sure . And When He Does They Should Lock Him And This Judge Up With Him !!! This Is Sick !!!
SamAdams October 02, 2012 at 06:58 AM
I couldn't agree more. This guy is scum, rehabilitation may not be possible. Getting the two charges of 15 year max, dropped to one year, he serves 8 months! An outrage! Not to mention the previous violation of probation. Id like to meet the lawyer responsible for this one and the city attorney/prosecutor. Shameful.
465453354665 October 05, 2012 at 12:57 AM
As soon as this guy gets older and doesn't have easy access to young girls, he's going to upgrade his tactics to kidnap and rape. The judge in this case should not only be removed from the bench, but put in jail. Worthless hillbilly hicks. These flyover states are an absolute joke. Full of totally ignorant backwater trash.

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