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DNA Evidence Leads to Arrest of NorCal Rapist Suspect

DNA evidence has lead to the arrest of a Benicia man notoriously known as the "NorCal Rapist," who is accused of sexual assault in many areas of Northern California including Chico.

Posted: Sep. 21, 2018 12:48 PM
Updated: Sep. 21, 2018 2:55 PM

BENICIA, Calif. - DNA evidence has lead to the arrest of a Benicia man suspected to be the notorious "NorCal Rapist."

At around 8 a.m. on Sept. 20, detectives from the Sacramento Police Department arrested Roy Charles Waller, 58, of Benicia, in Berkeley. 

The DNA evidence that identified Waller as a positive match, was linked directly to a sexual assault that occurred in October of 2006 in Sacramento. 

Waller has been linked to a chain of alleged rape cases dating back to 1991 throughout areas of Northern California. 

Areas in which linked sexual assault cases have been reported, include: 

  • Rhonert Park 

  • Sonoma 

  • Vallejo

  • Martinez

  • Woodland

  • Chico

  • Davis 

  • Sacramento

According to Daniel Hahn of the Sacramento Police Department Chief, Waller is married and was arrested in Berkeley on the way to work, the same job he has held for 25 years. 

Police have disclosed that this is still a very active investigation. 

Stay with KHSL Channel 12 and for the latest details as they become available. 

Below is a video of a victim of the NorCal Rapist speaking out about her experience. 

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