'Clearfield Rapist' Mark Burns sentenced to 242 years to life in prison
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Mark Douglas Burns, known as "the Clearfield Rapist," learned his sentence Monday.

via KSTU:

FARMINGTON, Utah (KSTU) -- Mark Douglas Burns, known as "the Clearfield Rapist," was sentenced to 242 years in prison on Monday.

In February, Burns pleaded guilty to 17 charges against him, including eight counts of aggravated sexual assault, six counts of aggravated kidnapping, two counts of aggravated burglary, and one count of aggravated robbery. All of the charges are first-degree felonies.

On Monday, a judge sentenced Burns to 14 sentences of 16 years to life and three sentences of six years to life, all to be served consecutively. All together, the sentences add up to 242 years.

He was arrested at his home in Ogden on September 25, 2019 after investigators linked him to 10 cases and 11 rape victims in Utah and Wyoming that occurred between 1991 and 2001.

The 17 charges tie back to just three of the 11 rape victims, although Burns has confessed to all of the cases.

Burns was given the opportunity to speak to the judge and his survivors, although his court appearance was through teleconference due to COVID-19 concerns.

Burns told FOX 13 he does not want to receive life in prison and that he would prefer the death penalty.

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