Fake "journalist" Hugues Akassy, also known as the "Riverside Rapist," won't be going for any picnic dates in the park for quite awhile. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser today sentenced the Ivory Coast native to spend the next 20 years behind bars. She gave him a stern talking to as well! "You may be a good journalist, I don't know," she said. "What I do know is that you are a rapist."
"There is no question, Mr. Akassy, that you present a danger to any community in which you walk free," she continued. "You are a sexual predator."
The 45-year-old's sentence was five years short of the maximum allowed. Akassy was earlier found guilty of raping one woman and harassing three others. Meanwhile, he still maintains this is all a misunderstanding. When he took the stand last month he explained to jurors that "You say 'sex,' I say 'making love.'" We're sure his fellow prisoners, who've already reportedly taken a liking to him, will have no problem making that distinction for him.