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Rapist pleads guilty, gets 40 years to life

A registered sex offender arrested in November of 2019 for raping a toddler in Altoona has pleaded guilty in exchange for a sentence of 40 years to life.

Ferdy A. Crutcher, who served 22 years for a similar crime in Cambria County, rendered his guilty pleas Friday morning in Blair County Court.

Crutcher was accused by Altoona police of kidnapping a 15-month-old boy from an apartment on the 800 block of Lexington Avenue on Aug. 11, 2019 before raping and beating the boy and leaving him in an alley a block away.

The Mirror will have further details in the Saturday-Sunday edition.

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