Convicted sex offender admits raping, killing Clarksville teen

A convicted sex offender has admitted to raping and killing a teenage girl in Southern Indiana.

Tara Willenborg, 17, was found strangled to death in her own apartment.clarksville2

Her neighbor, 49-year-old Richard Hooten, is accused of the crime. He has several rape convictions, dating back to the 80’s.

He spoke freely with reporters about the young woman’s death Thursday.

“I just lost it in my head. I just lost control,” said Houten. “I wasn’t calm, I was nervous. I was trying to figure out what I was going to do because I did a terrible crime.”***}

Prosecutors say they will decide in the next two weeks whether to pursue the death penalty.

15 comments

  • Brandy

    Nail his balls to a stump & push him over backwards. Sick Perv! Prayers for this girls family & friends. May she rest in peace.

  • Michael

    Why is this A$$HOLE running around,free to kill little girls when he has rape convictions dating back to the 80′s.

    • anon

      Maybe he served out his sentences, & was on parole? Anyway, he is scum, & I hope he is executed, or at least gets life without parole; reforming this POS obviously isn't possible, considering he keeps raping people and has escalated to murder. Let him fry, then rot in hell!

  • Jerry B.

    Let the girls family torture him in every possible way they can think of,then ……cut his fucking head off!

  • Sandi

    We need to demand tougher punishments for sex offenders. They should not ever be allowed to live near children

  • anonymous

    Excuses are bulshi they always kno what they are doing if not they wouldn’t be able to distinguish male for female. Torture is not enough by having their balls nailed to an object. Do unto others is what I say repeatedly adding a painful death of injectable skin burning concoction. 3 weeks later. Free of course no money spent on wasted pieces of flesh. Any more! Sick of the system. Amen

  • Chuck Dean

    It's obvious that this monster can never be rehabilitated and a life sentence would just be more burden on tax payers, so I say as a civil society we should put him to death. Someone who takes the life of one in this manner does not deserve to live and should not be allowed to do so. This is what should happen to ALL sex offenders.
    If our laws were changed to do just that, I'm sure the sex crimes would drop dramatically. If that were my little girl I would rip his head off if the state would not condemn him to death. Well for what it's worth that's my POV.

  • Chuck Dean

    I'm sorry viewers, I am just really touched by this sad story that I just feel compelled to say that She was such a beautiful girl and I'll bet she had a personality to match. I'm so sorry for her loved ones that was robbed of this young woman's life. I think i'm just thinking out loud with my keyboard.
    Prayers…

    • anon

      You don't need to apologize, and your sentiments & condolences for her family are obviously heartfelt. Too bad more people aren't capable of showing compassion to the families whose lives are devastated by senseless violence! God bless you. Thank you, also, for not making it about race, like a lot of people do in these threads; rape is rape and murder is murder; not all crimes are racially motivated. Some are, but many are not.

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