Sacramento, California, authorities introduced the arrest of a 35-year-old man residing in New York, who’s a suspected serial rapist accused of committing a number of sexual assaults between 2010 and 2013.
The suspect, Kabeh Cummings, was apprehended in New York and extradited to Sacramento on Friday.
Sacramento Police Chief Katherine Lester stated throughout a press convention that in March 2010, a sufferer was strolling residence when she was grabbed from behind and strangled. The suspect then dragged the feminine sufferer behind a constructing and sexually assaulted her whereas she was unconscious earlier than fleeing the scene.
After gaining consciousness, the sufferer flagged down a police officer and reported the incident.
The sexual assault occurred almost a month after one other had occurred in February, Lester defined, and evidentiary exams have been accomplished on each victims.
The chief additionally stated DNA samples have been collected from the victims and entered into the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS. At the time, there have been no hits, or matches in the system, and the case went cold.
The Sacramento Sheriff’s Office’s Assistant Sheriff, LeeAnneDra Marchese spoke a couple of third case in the course of the press convention. The incident occurred at about 4:20 a.m. on Sept. 19, 2013.
An unknown particular person grabbed a sufferer from behind, pointed a stun gun on the feminine sufferer and threatened her life earlier than forcing her to stroll right into a darkish space. The suspect then sexually assaulted the sufferer and fled.
The sufferer was in a position to get assist from a close-by enterprise, and like the opposite two instances, her DNA was submitted into CODIS, and the case went cold after all of the leads have been exhausted.
While the case remained unsolved for years, Lester stated, the instances have been reviewed and adopted up on in 2018 by the Sacramento Police Department cold case detectives, sexual assault and youngster abuse unit and the DA’s workplace.
Using the organic proof from the primary two instances, a profile was created. Then the sheriff’s workplace had a full DNA profile created with the organic proof from the 2013 case.
The three instances all ended up matching.
“We have now found that the DNA samples collected from each of these cases as well as a case from the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office are from the same person,” Lester stated.
Cummings was recognized because the suspect, and an investigation discovered he was now residing in New York City.
At the time of the crimes, Lester stated, Cummings was residing in Sacramento and working for the town.
Cummings was arrested by the New York City Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation on Aug. 29, and on Friday, he was extradited again to Sacramento.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Sacramento Superior Court on Wednesday on costs of kidnapping and carrying away, kidnapping to commit rape, anal or genital penetration by international object by drive, forcible oral copulation, forcible rape and sodomy of an unconscious sufferer.
If convicted, he faces a most sentence of over 180 years to life in jail.