Cesar Benitez

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85 Years For Admitted Lake Highlands Serial Rapist

A North Texas man confessed to being the serial rapist who terrorized the Lake Highlands area last year. Today Cesar Benitez learned his fate. A judge sentenced Benitez to 85 years in prison.

CBSDFW.COM–03/07/2014

Cesar Benitez. Once in custody, police say 30-year-old Cesar Benitez confessed to the three rapes committed in Lake Highlands between late-February and mid-March. Arrest and booking photos are provided by local law enforcement officials. Arrest does not imply guilt and criminal charges are merely accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and convicted in a court of law.

Lake Highlands Serial Rapist To Be Sentenced

The man who pleaded guilty to several rapes in Lake Highlands last year will soon learn his punishment. Cesar Benitez is expected to be sentenced on Friday in Dallas.

03/07/2014

Cesar Benitez (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Suspect In String Of Lake Highlands Sexual Assaults Pleads Guilty

30-year old Cesar Benitez is accused in three sexual assaults that happened in the Lake Highlands area last year. He was arrested in April and Dallas Police say his DNA matched the attacker.

02/10/2014

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Dallas Police: Modern Day Palm Readers

Investigators have been finding palm prints for decades. It was less than four years ago, though, the Texas Department of Public Safety created a searchable statewide database of them.

CBS 11–04/26/2013

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Officer’s Memory Led To Lake Highlands Arrest

Although law enforcement worked as a team to capture the Lake Highlands serial rape suspect, it was one officer’s amazing memory that led to an arrest in the case.

04/12/2013

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Lake Highlands Serial Rape Suspect Has Disturbing History

A man accused of sexually assaulting three women in Dallas may have preyed on women in department stores months earlier.

CBS 11–04/10/2013

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Dallas Residents Grateful For Rape Suspect Arrest

A serial rape suspect is now behind bars, and residents in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas want to thank those police officers who worked on the case.

04/09/2013

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Suspect Matches DNA In Lake Highlands Sexual Assault Cases

Dallas Police arrested a suspect on Tuesday who confessed to a string of sexual assaults in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas. Now, they have DNA confirmation that they have the right man.

04/04/2013

Cesar Benitez (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Lake Highlands Residents Relieved Over Suspected Rapist Arrest

Lake Highlands residents are breathing a sigh of relief, a day after Dallas police arrested the man they say is responsible for a string of sexual assaults in the area.

CBS 11–04/03/2013