Akron man denied parole after serving 32 years for rape of six women

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AKRON – Willie Lagway was denied parole on Friday after serving 32 years for the rape of six women.

Lagway, 59, was eligible for parole after he served 32 years of his maxiumum 375 year sentence.

Lagway committed all six rapes in 1983 when he was just 27.

He terrorized the women for hours, and then copied information from their driver’s licenses, including their home addresses.

“Willie Lagway is a dangerous person and the campaign to keep him in prison was important for our office and the victims. We are happy with the decision of the Ohio State Parole Board to keep Lagway behind bars,” Prosecutor Walsh said. “This is good news for not only Lagway’s victims, but all women and potential future victims. This decision ensures Lagway will remain locked up for years to come. I also want to thank everyone who signed the petition to keep Lagway in prison as well as those who wrote letters of opposition to the Parole Board.”

Lagway is not eligible for parole again until May of 2020.

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