Conn. man convicted of murder, rape granted special parole again

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who was convicted of killing a woman and raping several others has been granted parole.

The Board of Pardons and Paroles has granted Edward Boyle Jr. a strict form of supervised release, The Day reported.

Boyle served 19 years for the killing of Louisa Scott and the rape of five other women in Manchester in the 1970s and 1980. He was released in 1999.

Beverly Canfield, Scott’s sister, watched the parole hearing and said she would be keeping track of his whereabouts through the sex offender registry to ensure he is not reoffending.

Canfield said he told the parole board he has “reinvented himself,” by obtaining a GED and has been tutoring other inmates. No one attended the panel on Boyle’s behalf.

“I’m not going to back off,” she said. “And if he’s arrested again, we’ll go back to the media and say it doesn’t work.”

Boyle was arrested again in 1999 for the rape of a 14-year-old girl in Groton and was sentenced to five years.

In November 2009, Boyle was released under strict supervision, and prohibited from contacting the victim. Boyle was then sentenced to 15 months for violating the terms of his release by going beyond the range of his GPS tracking device and missing a sexual offender treatment center appointment.

Authorities discovered during a 2011 parole hearing that Boyle was communicating with the girl from his prison cell. Boyle was denied parole again in 2016 for failing to explain his repeated history of preying on women.

Boyle, 59, will be released from Brooklyn Correctional Institution Feb. 18, and likely relocated to the January Center, according to the paper.

The January Center in Montville, Connecticut, a locked residential treatment facility for sex offenders.

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