Convicted sex offender
Tommy Hedges was a convicted sex offender and prime suspect in the rape-murder of child beauty pageant contestant Cherie Lathan.
Prior to the murder, Tommy was convicted of kidnapping and sexually abusing young girls in California and Miami. After he was released from prison, he was put on probation and mandated to take chemical castration drugs. He remorsefully confessed to murdering Cherie and revealed that he had stopped taking the drugs after he discovered Cyberloves, Incorporated CEO Stanley Billings' legal how-to on kidnapping, rape, and murder. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. (SVU: "Appearances")
- 1995, California: Unnamed ten-year-old girl (kidnapped and sexually abused)
- 1999, Miami, Florida: Unnamed thirteen-year-old girl (kidnapped and sexually abused)
- March 3, 2003, New York City, New York: Cherie Lathan (kidnapped, raped, and suffocated on her own vomit)