Convicted rapist Vincent Heyward received a sentence of 428 years in prison yesterday after being found guilty of dozens of felony charges for sexually assaulting five women in Hamilton Heights and Chinatown. Prosecutors told NY1 that Heyward's victims gave statements before the sentencing, and that Heyward received one sentence of 200 years to life, along with a consecutive sentence of 228 years.

After a series of women were attacked in August and September of 2009, police released a sketch of the suspect, and asked Heyward to submit a swab of DNA based on his resemblance. "Yeah, that does look like me," he reportedly said at the time, and willingly gave police the sample. It matched DNA evidence in four attacks, which led to his arrest.

Before the judge handed down the sentence, the Daily News reports that one victim, a 59-year-old performing artist who was raped and sodomized in a Hamilton Heights alley, said she was ashamed that she "started to look at black men differently... That's not fair. They are not responsible for what happened to me. Racism disgusts me and that's not who I am." Then she looked at Heyward and said, "Not all black men are you. No other black men are you!"

According to the news, that the statement "provoked the shackled, Heyward, 23, to explode out of his seat at the defense table. As four court officers subdued him, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Ronald Zweibel sternly demanded: 'Take a seat, Mr. Heyward!'"