NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A man has been sentenced to the maximum 150 years in prison after being convicted of rape, kidnapping, and robbery.
Peterpal Tutlam, age 31, received the sentence for his role in a case the assistant district attorney called horrific.
Tutlam was sentence by Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Cheryl Blackburn to 25 years in prison on each of the six counts of aggravated rape, especially aggravated kidnapping, and especially aggravated robbery.
In January, he was found guilty of attacking two men outside a south Nashville apartment complex in 2012.
According to reports, the victims were beaten, stabbed repeatedly, robbed, and forced to perform sexual acts on each other. Tutlam and three other armed men were involved.
“It took so much strength and courage for the victims to face the man who did this to them and to testify about the horrendous things they were put through,” Assistant District Attorney Megan King said.
“This was a random, callous act against innocent victims who were on their way to work when they were subjected to a violent and horrific attack by a group of men who should not be on the streets of Nashville,” Assistant District Attorney Doug Thurman said
*It should be noted that three others also participated in the cruel act, and all are also African ‘migrants’ or ‘refugees.’ Duol Wal, 25, and Tut Tut, 19, previously pleaded guilty and are serving 30-year prison terms. The third, Yangreek Wal, 22, pleaded guilty in an agreement he would testify against Tutlam, and is awaiting sentencing, News Channel 15 reported.