According to the Baltimore County Maryland Police Department news release, Alphonso William Hill, 55, has been charged with six rapes that occurred between the years of 1978 and 1989.
The six rapes that Hill is being charged with happened as follows:
July 18, 1978, 12:25 a.m., Hill allegedly entered a residence at the 6900 block of Donachie Road and allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman at knife point. On November 11,1978, 2:45 a.m., Hill allegedly kidnapped and raped a 22-year-old woman at the 6600 Block of Collinsdale Road, January 7, 1979, 11:30 p.m., Hill allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman at the 6600 block of Collinsdale Road, September 7, 1979, 12:45 a.m., Hill allegedly kidnapped and raped a 24-year-old woman in a wooded area near I-695 on Dulaney Valley Road, June 29, 1983, 3:36 a.m., Hill allegedly raped a 32-year-old woman at gun point in the unit block of Dowling Circle, and last on March 14, 1989, at 3:30 a.m., Hill allegedly raped a 33-year-old woman at knife point at the unit block Acorn Circle.
The charges that have been brought against Hill are six counts of first degree rape, three counts of first degree sex offense, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of perverted practice, six counts of first degree assault, four counts of first degree burglary, sodomy and several different weapon charges. The county of Baltimore started looking at Hill as a suspect after they saw how Hill had committed a rape that he had been incarcerated for. However, police found out later that Hill’s DNA had never been entered into the Combined DNA Index System.
Officers then obtained a search warrant to obtain Hill’s DNA while incarcerated at Western Correctional Institute. Once submitted to the Baltimore County Police Department’s Biology Lab, Alphonso Hill’s DNA matched the suspects DNA in the six unsolved rape cases. Authorities have also stated that a collection of evidence from 20 other unsolved rapes lead investigators to believe that Hill could be responsible for these as well. Forensic testing is beginning on those unsolved rape cases that have physical evidence.
As of May, the National DNA Index System currently has 4,760,386 profiles. Of those profiles, 177,870 are forensic profiles and 4,582,516 are convicted offender profiles. To learn more about the National DNA Index System please visit their website at http://www.fbi.gov/hq/lab/codis/index1.htm
SOURCE : Serial Rapist Charged in Six Rapes of Women between 1978 and 1989 in the Precinct 6/Towson Area
SOURCE : National DNA Index System