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Thursday, August 31, 2006

$20 million judgment for woman who spotted rapist on TV

VENTURA, Calif. - A rape victim who spotted her attacker on the television show "Blind Date" got a $20 million civil court judgment, although she will likely never see a dime from her imprisoned attacker. Ulrick Kevin "Ashwah" White, 32, of Santa Barbara was convicted by a jury of forcible rape and false imprisonment. Noting White didn't show any remorse for the 2003 crime, Superior Court Judge Kevin McGee sentenced him in February to eight years in prison. White allegedly approached the then-35-year-old woman in a parking lot outside a Ventura bar as she waited for a cab and she reluctantly agreed to a ride home in his van, police Detective Russ Robinson said. She was taken to a remote area and attacked. The Ventura mother of a now-12-year-old girl later told police she recognized her attacker on TV and videotaped the "Blind Date" appearance and turned it over to detectives.

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