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Cosmetics Heir Andrew Luster Gets Reduced Sentence in Rape Case

Andrew Luster. Police photo.

Previously sentenced to 124 years in prison, Max Factor heir Andrew Luster, 49, has been resentenced to 50 years with a possibility of parole after 15. He has already been in prison for 10 years.

Luster was famously captured in Mexico by reality-TV bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman and his son, Leland Chapman. The Chapmans, who were arrested after capturing Luster because bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, attended Luster’s hearing.

Luster was tried and convicted in absentia in 2003 for drugging and raping three women in his beach house in Mussel Shoals, California. After the reduced sentence was announced, Luster cried and said he was grateful, adding,” There is more to me than this salacious and lurid story that’s been put out there.”

According to evidence presented at his trial, in 1996, 1997 and 2000, Luster drugged three women with the date rape drug GHB. He videotaped the rapes; one tape discovered at his residence was titled “Shauna GHBing.”

Slideshow: Luster’s Last Stand

Andrew Luster: Wealthy Rapist on the Run

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