SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Christopher Block served 34 years in prison for a violent sex crime he was convicted of back in 1984. In January of that year, police arrested him for using a weapon in the rape and kidnapping of two women in their early 20s in the City of Syracuse.
Block said at the time, the three had been drinking, doing cocaine and that the women wanted to be tied up during sex, but a jury didn’t buy it. Block was convicted and sentenced later that year on back to back maximum sentences of 48 to 96 years in prison.
After finding out his fate in 1984, Block threatened the judge who sentenced him, saying, “What would you think if you went to jail and you were innocent? The judge is a dead man.”
Block was denied parole five times before being conditionally released, allowing him to serve the remainder of his sentence on parole.
Block was first released in May 2017, but it appears he was sent back to prison that November before being released once again last December, where he got the ankle bracelet.