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Report: ‘Voodoo Rapist’ Among 77 Sex Offenders Pardoned by Gov. Cuomo, Freeing Them to Vote

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 24, 2018 | 10:17 AM EDT

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) (Screenshot)

Sexual predators, such as the so-called “Voodoo Rapist,” in confinement because the state considered them too great a threat to society to be released after serving their prison terms, have been pardoned by Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Gov. Cuomo granted the conditional pardons so the sexual predators would be able to vote, according to a report by The New York Daily News:

“Dozens of convicted sexual predators deemed too dangerous to be returned to the community after their release from prison are among the thousands who received conditional pardons from Gov. Cuomo, giving them the right to vote, the Daily News has learned.”

“The list of 77 is littered with convicted pedophiles and rapists and other violent sexual abusers. All were granted conditional pardons from Cuomo under a new policy designed to give back the right to vote to those who leave prison.”

Hector Aviles, 61, known as the “voodoo rapist,” is among those pardoned. Convicted of second-degree rape, Aviles told his three young victims, none older than 16, that they must perform a sexual “ritual” with him to gain help and protection for themselves and their families.

“It’s unfortunate that some are using the issue of restoring voting rights to fearmonger,” Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi said.


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