A Knoxville woman learned Monday that the man who raped her more than 40 years ago will stay behind bars.

In 1973, a jury convicted Noah Lundy of raping Knoxville resident Sharon Taylor.

Last month, Lundy went before a parole board for a fifth time to ask to be released from jail.

Taylor pleaded with the parole board to keep Lundy behind bars for the rest of his 135 year sentence.

"I'm fine until I hear he's going to be up for parole. Then I start having the panic attacks and nightmares and everything. Having to relive that night I'll never forget," Taylor said.

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The board voted to deny Lundy parole because of the seriousness of his crime.

He will be eligible for parole again in six years, in 2020.

In the 1970s, the maximum someone could serve time for a rape charge was 120 years, but Taylor said the judge "wanted to make an example out of him (Lundy)."

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