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Trial for accused serial rapist underway in Jefferson County

GOLDEN, Colo. — Testimony in the trial of a man suspected of being a serial rapist of teenage girls, began Wednesday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse.

23-year-old Zachery Myers of Evans, Colorado faces ten counts, including forcible sexual assault, kidnapping and stalking related to a November 2015 attack involving a 14-year-old girl.

Lakewood detectives say Myers dragged the victim into the woods off a walking trail, while she was walking her dog and forced her to perform oral sex on him.

The arrest affidavit states Myers had previously met the teen girl through the social media app KIK in September of 2015, telling the girl he was only 16 years old.

Detectives say Myers manipulated the teen into sending him nude selfies of her saying that if she refused, he would “kill himself” and kept stock photos on his phone “showing an arm that is cut up.”

In addition, detectives say Myers has a “photograph

Read more at: http://kdvr.com/2017/12/06/trial-for-accused-serial-rapist-underway-in-jefferson-county/

Serial rapist Malcolm Rewa appears in High Court

A third murder trial has been set for serial rapist Malcolm Rewa but it’s likely the Crown will still have to overcome legal hurdles.

Malcolm Rewa at the High Court in Auckland
Photo: RNZ / Edward Gay

Rewa appeared briefly at the High Court in Auckland today after the Solicitor General sought to remove a stay of prosecution for the murder of Susan Burdett.

Ms Burdett was found raped and bludgeoned to death in her South Auckland home in 1992.

Rewa’s DNA was found at the scene. He was eventually sentenced to 22 years in prison for the rape of 25 women, but two juries could not decide if he was guilty of murdering Ms Burdett and a stay of proceedings was issued.

Instead, Teina Pora was convicted for the crime on the strength of a false confession.

Mr Pora served 22 years in prison for crimes he never committed until his

Read more at: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/345544/serial-rapist-malcolm-rewa-appears-in-high-court

Serial rapist Malcolm Rewa appears in High Court | Radio New …

A third murder trial has been set for serial rapist Malcolm Rewa but it’s likely the Crown will still have to overcome legal hurdles.

Malcolm Rewa at the High Court in Auckland
Photo: RNZ / Edward Gay

Rewa appeared briefly at the High Court in Auckland today after the Solicitor General sought to remove a stay of prosecution for the murder of Susan Burdett.

Ms Burdett was found raped and bludgeoned to death in her South Auckland home in 1992.

Rewa’s DNA was found at the scene. He was eventually sentenced to 22 years in prison for the rape of 25 women, but two juries could not decide if he was guilty of murdering Ms Burdett and a stay of proceedings was issued.

Instead, Teina Pora was convicted for the crime on the strength of a false confession.

Mr Pora served 22 years in prison for crimes he never committed until his

Read more at: https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/345544/serial-rapist-malcolm-rewa-appears-in-high-court

Etwatwa serial rapist ‘can run but he cannot hide’‚ says MEC

The net is closing fast on the Etwatwa serial rapist‚ says Gauteng Community Safety MEC Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane.

“He can run but he cannot hide. We are now in a strong campaign of making sure that with every victim of rape there is DNA test that is done. If a person is arrested for rape‚ we also investigate if that person is not linked to other rape cases.

“The Etwatwa serial rapist will definitely be arrested soon‚” said Nkosi-Malobane in response to reports that an unidentified male is targeting the Ekurhuleni area.

A total of 25 rape cases linked to the same suspect have been reported at the Benoni police station since October 2016.

A special task team has been set up to track down the suspect.

“Rape must never happen. A person who has experienced rape is as good as a person that is dead because she will live with that challenge forever. My wish

Read more at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-12-04-etwatwa-serial-rapist-can-run-but-he-cannot-hide-says-mec/

WATCH | How to catch a serial rapist

Serial rape is a growing concern in South Africa‚ highlighted in the manhunt under way in the Etwatwa township in Ekurhuleni‚ Gauteng. Police say 25 rape cases in the area are all linked to the same suspect and believe the rapist watches his victims and approaches them under the guise of being a municipality official offering employment.

Labuschagne‚ who has since started a threat management consultancy‚ says serial rapists will continue raping as long as they are free‚ making it essential for police to use all available techniques to put them behind bars.

“They almost have this inner psychological script – some people call it a fantasy – that guides them‚ which means they’ll try and repeat it over and over… which is why we say they will continue to commit the crime as long as they are capable and free to continue committing the crime‚” says Labuschagne.

DNA has proven to be

Read more at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2017-12-04-watch--how-to-catch-a-serial-rapist/

Serial rapist gets 45-year jail term and 30 lashes

JAILED: Nka

A convicted serial rapist paid heavily for his offences last week when a Francistown magistrates court slapped him with a 45-year jail term plus 30 strokes of the cane on his bare buttocks.

Appearing before Principal Magistrate, Dumisane Basupi, the notorious Thatayaone Wabuya Nka, 30, was convicted of three counts of rape, following his much publicised rape of three school girls.

The court heard that Nka targeted lone school girls at hiking spots in the morning and offered them a ride in his white truck.

He would then turn to a nearby bush where he raped his victims at knife-point.

Upon sentencing the accused, Magistrate Basupi started by reiterating what was said by the three girls during trial. “The first girl when testifying in court said the accused person grabbed her by the neck and dragged her to a nearby bush where he

Read more at: https://thevoicebw.com/serial-rapist-jailed-and-lashed/

Serial killer Levi Bellfield ‘admitted’ double murder to Cornish rapist Richard Baker

One of Britain’s most notorious serial killers made a “very detailed” confession to the brutal hammer murders of a mother and daughter, according to a Cornish rapist serving a life sentence for a string of sex attacks.

Michael Stone is serving three life sentences for bludgeoning Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, six, to death in an attack near Chillenden in Kent in 1996 in which her other daughter, Josie, nine, suffered severe head injuries and the family’s dog, Lucy, was killed.

But now lawyers representing Stone, 57, who has always maintained his innocence, said Levi Bellfield allegedly made a confession, which included details not made public, to another prisoner.

But Bellfield, who is serving two whole life prison sentences for murdering two women and schoolgirl Milly Dowler, 13, has denied making any such confession, saying in audio from behind bars that his accuser is a “known fantasist”.

Serial killer Levi Bellfield ‘admitted’ double murder to Cornish rapist …

One of Britain’s most notorious serial killers made a “very detailed” confession to the brutal hammer murders of a mother and daughter, according to a Cornish rapist serving a life sentence for a string of sex attacks.

Michael Stone is serving three life sentences for bludgeoning Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, six, to death in an attack near Chillenden in Kent in 1996 in which her other daughter, Josie, nine, suffered severe head injuries and the family’s dog, Lucy, was killed.

But now lawyers representing Stone, 57, who has always maintained his innocence, said Levi Bellfield allegedly made a confession, which included details not made public, to another prisoner.

But Bellfield, who is serving two whole life prison sentences for murdering two women and schoolgirl Milly Dowler, 13, has denied making any such confession, saying in audio from behind bars that his accuser is a “known fantasist”.

Serial rapist Charles Desjarlais pleads guilty to historical attack

The Crown is considering whether to seek a dangerous-offender label for serial rapist Charles Henry Desjarlais.

Desjarlais pleaded guilty Tuesday to a charge of sexual assault with a weapon in connection with an Aug. 14, 1997, attack on a Calgary woman.

Crown prosecutor Karuna Ramakrishnan asked provincial court Judge John Bascom to adjourn the case to January so she and co-counsel Pam McCluskey can consider whether to make a dangerous-offender application.

Reading from a statement of agreed facts signed by the offender and defence lawyer Mitch Stephensen, Ramakrishnan detailed the attack Desjarlais committed two decades ago, one of a series of similar violent offences.

The prosecutor said the assault on a 19-year-old woman in a downtown alley was just one of several “stranger rapes” Desjarlais has committed over the years.

Ramakrishnan said the woman was walking to an LRT station on her way to work around 5:15 a.m. when she walked past an alley and heard a

Read more at: http://calgarysun.com/news/local-news/serial-rapist-charles-desjarlais-pleads-guilty-to-historical-attack