Abductor, rapist gets 100 years in prison

Michael D. Parrish (Provided Photo/ Avon Police Department)
Michael D. Parrish (Provided Photo/ Avon Police Department)

DANVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — An Indianapolis man who went on what a prosecutor called a “four-day reign of terror” was sentenced to 100 years in prison after pleading guilty on Thursday, according to court records.

According to WANE’s sister station, WISH, Michael Parrish abducted and sexually assaulted multiple people in February. He was sentenced for criminal deviate conduct and robbery.

Police say the crime spree began Feb. 5. It started with a morning home invasion and robbery on LaSalle Street. Police say Parrish admitted to forcing his way into the home where he sexually assaulted the woman who lived there at knife-point. Police say the victim was also beaten and cut with the knife.

That same day police say Parrish abducted two women at gunpoint near Michigan and Berwick on the city’s west side. Police say Parrish shot and raped one of the women inside the van. He then forced his victims to take him to the Regal 8 Inn on West Washington. According to court documents, Parrish sexually assaulted both women in the motel room.

The very next day, Feb. 6, police say Parrish abducted two women and a child at gunpoint outside the Avon Walmart. Police say Parrish forced the women to drive to multiple locations where he sexually assaulted both victims.

Two days later, Feb. 8, police say Parrish robbed a woman at gunpoint in the Kohl’s parking lot in Plainfield. Police say Parrish tried to abduct the woman but she got away.

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