Documents: Alleged eastside rapist started crimes in March 2013, accused of 3 rapes in July, August

DNA links Billy Ray Johnson to scenes, docs say

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - New court documents related to the case of the alleged eastside rapist say the suspect became more and more bold in committing crimes.

Documents from the Bakersfield Police Department say Billy Ray Johnson started breaking into homes in March, 2013. He is accused of breaking into four women's apartments in July and August, 2013.

The Statement of Probable Cause by a Detective on the case laid out the following timeline:

  • March 25, 2013, a suspect entered an apartment on Virginia Avenue and stole a computer and a purse while the victim was sleeping.
  • May 14, 2013, a suspect entered a different apartment on Virginia Avenue and stole a phone, a purse and a Social Security card while the victim was sleeping.
  • June 14, 2013, a suspect stole a cell phone, a purse, a wallet, and money while the victim was sleeping.
  • July 1, 2013, a suspect entered an apartment and threatened to rape a woman.
  • July 18, 2013, a suspect entered an apartment, raped a woman and fled.
  • July 30, 2013, a suspect entered an apartment and stole $200 while the victim was sleeping.
  • August 1, 2013, a suspect entered an apartment, raped a woman and bound her three children.
  • August 19, 2013, a suspect entered an apartment, raped a woman and bound her daughter.

"During each of the offenses described, the suspect description provided by the victims has been consistent and the modus operandi has been similar," the Statement of Probable Cause read.

READ | Court documents: Details of 4 incidents, 3 rapes in East Bakersfield apartments in summer 2013: http://bit.ly/1hkaEJs

The DNA evidence links Billy Ray Johnson to several of the scenes, according to court documents.

 

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