CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Convicted rapist Pov Srun was back in Franklin County Court Thursday, this time via television, asking Judge John Walker for a new trial and reduction of his sentence of 34 1/2 to 150 years for sexually assaulting two women in 2004.
"It's pretty obvious the punishment didn't fit the crime," said Srun, televised from a state prison in Jessup, Md., where he was handcuffed and sitting at a small table. "I just know it was more about revenge and not about justice."
A jury convicted Srun last year of forcing his way into the women's vehicles, driving them to remote locations and sexually assaulting them. One woman was abducted from the Kmart parking lot in Waynesboro, Pa., in September 2004, and the other from the parking lot of Weis Market 12 days later, according to police.
With one of the victims observing in the courtroom, the 37-year-old former Hagerstown man told Walker a fair sentence would be 35 years concurrent with the 35-year sentence he received for sexually assaulting two women in Maryland.