Crown Heights creep sentenced to life in prison for serial rapes

A 26-year-old serial rapist from Brooklyn has been sentenced to 100 years to life in prison for committing four rapes within a one-week period, including one that involved a 15-year-old girl, announced District Attorney Ken Thompson on Monday, November 23.

Photo courtesy of District Attorney Ken Thompson
Photo courtesy of District Attorney Ken Thompson

According to trial testimony, Dexter Bell of Crown Heights was responsible for four rapes in April of 2013, starting with a 25-year-old woman who said that, on April 4, Bell pulled her into an alley near Albany Avenue and Fenimore Street after she exited a B12 bus.

Just four days later, Bell approached a 21-year-old victim in the vicinity of Schenectady Avenue and Montgomery Street, where he led the victim into an alleyway and raped her.

On April 11, Bell  raped a 19-year-old woman near Farragut Road and 88th Street at around 8 a.m. then, at around 8 p.m., a 15-year-old girl who was walking along the B12 bus route.

“This serial rapist, who committed four rapes within one week, including one of a 15-year-old girl, is a sadistic and violent sexual predator who is simply not fit to walk the streets ever again,” said Thompson. “That’s why he must spend the rest of his life behind bars.”

Bell was arrested after an anonymous tipster provided the police with his name and address. He was convicted on November 9 of six counts of predatory sexual assault.

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