Cops Bust Serial Rapist After 30-Years, You Won't Believe Where He Worked
Police say a serial rapist avoided capture for nearly 30 years leaving a trail of victims in his wake. Documents revealed that the man dubbed the 'NorCal Rapist' worked at the University of California at Berkely prior to his arrest. Wednesday he was convicted of sexual assault, kidnapping, and theft.
According to reports, Roy Charles Waller, 60, was found guilty on 46 counts, including rape, sodomy and kidnapping in connection with attacks on nine women between 1991 and 2009 in six counties throughout Northern California.
The month-long trial came down to just a two-hour deliberation of the jury who for Waller guilty. One Juror notes that even though Waller was still claiming innocence, his DNA was at every crime scene.
Waller's sentencing is scheduled for December 18th but more than likely he will get life in prison.
Investigators revealed that they identified Waller using GEDMatch. A U.S. service that has gotten a lot of media coverage for its aiding in solving decades-old crimes. Because the services use autosomal DNA DNA files from multiple companies it has a long reach across the globe.
DeAngelo pleaded guilty in June to 13 murders and 13 rape-related charges stemming from crimes spanning the 1970s and 1980s. He was sentenced in August to multiple life terms, the report states.
Waller was arrested in September 2018 at UC Berkeley, where he worked for 25 years as a safety specialist in the Office of Environment, Health and Safety. School officials have said they were not aware of the attacks on campus.
Prosecutors portrayed Waller as an organized and cunning criminal who stalked potential victims and collected information about their appearance, movements and vehicles. He kept it in computer databases that he still had when he was arrested. Investigators also found zippered bags of duct tape, zip ties, handcuffs and other items used in the attacks in Waller’s two storage lockers.
Investigators explained that Waller would stalk his victims until he could memorize their routine. Once he was comfortable he would slip into their homes and attack. The report also noted that Waller would rob the women using their ATM cards.