Man admits to 6 Philadelphia foot-fetish attacks

March 13, 2009 6:15:56 PM PDT
A man has admitted to committing six sexual assaults on women in downtown Philadelphia that got him known as the foot-fetish rapist. Authorities say 50-year-old Richard Allen Casey of West Philadelphia attacked women at gunpoint in late 2006 and early 2007. Police say he licked and sucked the victims' toes, sexually assaulted them and physically attacked them.

Casey pleaded guilty on Friday and is scheduled to be sentenced in July. Defense lawyer Francis Carmen says it's possible that his client will get a sentence so long that he will die in prison.

Prosecutors are seeking at least 60 years.

Casey was already in state prison on unrelated charges when he was charged in the attacks in May 2008. He was linked to the crimes by DNA.

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