Red Bluff man convicted of torturing woman for 7 years denied parole

Apr 16, 2015 5:48 PM by News Staff

Cameron Hooker, the Red Bluff man convicted of kidnapping a young hitchhiker in 1977 and holding her captive for seven years was found unsuitable for parole by the state Board of Parole Hearings Thursday.

Hooker, because of new state laws, was eligible for the hearing because he is over the age of 60 and has served at least 25 consecutive years.

The victim in the case, Colleen Stan testified at the Hooker's hearing at Corcoran State Prison Thursday.

Stan's chilling case has become known as "the girl in the box", described as a situation unparalleled in FBI history. Stan says she feels like damaged goods because of what she went through, she says Hooker hog tied her, electrocuted her and held her prisoner inside a coffin like box for 23 hours a day.

After seven years of abuse, Stan ran away in 1984. A year later Hooker's wife Janice came clean to Red Bluff police and Hooker was sentenced to 104 years at Corcoran State Prison.

Hooker will not be eligible for another parole hearing for 15 years.

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