Curtis R. Lange has an 1982 conviction for the rape and attempted murder of a teenager, for which he was released on parole in 2002.
Records show that the unemployed Sun Valley resident was paroled in 2002 after serving
20 years for raping a 17-year-old fellow Douglas High School student in 1982, stabbing her in the head and robbing her of $50.
According to Nevada parole records, in 1990, a prison psychologist evaluated Lange as not having a high risk to commit more sexually motivated crimes. Lange is a Tier 2 registered sex offender in Washoe County. Tier 2 offenders are assessed as having a "moderate" risk to reoffend.
Thankfully, he wasn't a high risk according to the evaluation, cause it'd be a shame to say he was a high risk only to get dirty looks for the fact that you released him, and he went on to commit more sexual crimes. So glad the State slipped under the radar on that one- cause now that he's committed more crimes, the rest of us can just blame... oh, wait- we still get to blame the state. I mean, regardless of what 'risk' level they concluded he was- they still were wrong about letting him out, as his new charges prove.
Police accuse Lange of breaking into a woman's home on South Meadows Parkway about 9:40 a.m. May 3 and holding her captive for more than four hours while sexually assaulting her multiple times.
At one point, he allegedly made her drive him to a bank and demanded she withdraw money and give it to him. Police said he fled from her home after her adult daughter interrupted the attack.
Lange also is accused of breaking into a 56-year-old woman's southeast Reno home on Nov. 4, 2006, and holding her captive for hours, while she was sexually assaulted multiple times at gunpoint. He then allegedly stole her property.
It's like a wild animal getting the taste of human blood- regardless of how 'likely' you think it is, the animal is going to end up biting someone else.... its not a matter of if, its a matter of when.