A man convicted of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated exploitation of prostitution has told the Utah Board of Pardons he would rather spend 30 years in prison than be released on parole.
But after a long private deliberation, board members told Anthony S. Earle, 27, to reappear again in three years.Earle had asked for unsupervised release, not parole, in a recent hearing before the board.
"My reference here is simple, I feel I don't need parole, I don't want parole," he said.
"What if I told you you don't have a choice?" asked board member Paul Boyden.
"Then I guess I'll go out in 2013," replied Earle, who is serving two consecutive 1-to-15-years prison terms.
"Well, you're not getting out except on parole," said Boyden, who ordered Earle back for a rehearing in February 1992.
Earle was convicted of kidnapping and terrorizing a 17-year-old prostitute in his employ. For three days, the girl was bound and blindfolded while Earle and others raped her and beat her with belts and fists, board members said.
Earle denies the allegations and is appealing his conviction.