A Connecticut man who served more than five years in prison for a rape nearly a decade ago has been sent back to jail for 30 years for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 16-year-old mentally disabled girl.
Gerald Terry, 27, was sentenced Thursday in Waterbury Superior Court after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual assault and admitting he raped the teen in the back of a taxi in Naugatuck in October 2007.
Authorities say the girl was raped while taking a taxi to her home in Naugatuck from a North Haven school for special needs students. Police say the driver of the Metro Taxi cab, Jason Hylton, loaned his taxi to Terry that day.
A jury recently awarded the girl's family $1 million in a lawsuit against Terry, Hylton and the taxi company.