In his latest case, Cross is accused of approaching his ex-girlfriend as she arrived at her Hammond apartment Sept. 17 with her 3-year-old daughter and her child’s father.
She asked the judge to give her former boyfriend one year in prison for every hour she was trapped in a bathroom hiding from him. She was there for 16 hours after he attacked her.
On Friday, Curtis Scott was sentenced to that and more. He will serve 19 years in prison for felonious assault, kidnapping and abduction, plus another three years for a weapons charge.
In an incident caught by surveillance cameras, Scott brutally beat his then-girlfriend Brenda Luper in the hallway of a West End apartment in July 2019.
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The video shows him punching her in the face, dragging her by her hair, stomping on her head and slamming her body on the concrete for eight minutes.
After she was dragged back to the apartment, she hid in a bathroom eventually clawing her way through a wall to get help, prosecutors said.
“On July 11 when I was rescued, a piece of me never left the bathroom,” Luper told Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Jody Luebbers Friday.
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Wearing large earrings emblazed with the word “Survivor,” Luper said at first, she wasn’t sure he deserved a long sentence despite causing “the worst day of my life.”
“Even though I know that he had just tried to kill me, the inner person inside of me wouldn’t allow me to hate him enough for him to go to jail for a long time,” Luper said. “After coming here today and hearing him