STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

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 actionnewsnow.com for the latest details as they become available. 

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

Article Comments

Chico
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 82°
Oroville
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 82°
Paradise
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 82°
Chester
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 64°
Red Bluff
Clear
86° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 86°
Willows
Clear
82° wxIcon
Hi: 89° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 82°
Red Flag Warning lingers this morning and staying warm this week
KHSL Watches & Warnings
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events