Man charged with multiple sex crimes sentenced to 25 years without parole

Virgil Thomas (Carter County Sheriff's Office)

CARTER COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – A man pleaded guilty to numerous sex crimes and was sentenced to 25 years without parole Monday in Carter County Criminal Court.

According to a news release from District Attorney General Tony Clark’s office, Virgil Eugene Thomas, 45, pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated rape, rape and attempted rape.

The sexual offenses occurred in Elizabethton between August and October 2014, and involved multiple female victims.

Thomas also pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated burglary for entering each victim’s home with intent to commit felonies.

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