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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

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Suspected Serial Rapist May Have A Dozen Victims

Dallas police say a suspected serial rapist may have victimized as many as a dozen women.

02/13/2014

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Dallas Police Arrest Suspected Serial Rapist

Dallas Police have announced the arrest of a suspected serial rapist.

CBS 11–02/07/2014

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Dallas Serial Rape Suspect Tried To Apologize To Victims

Today CBS 11 News learned more about the secrets serial rape suspect Van Dixson spilled during a police interrogation. The 38-year-old is accused of raping nine women in south Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–09/23/2013

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Fellow Crime Watch Group Members “Betrayed” By Accused Rapist

An accused serial rapist is back in North Texas. Van Dralen Dixson is accused in four of nine rapes that happened in a south Dallas neighborhood – one that once trusted him to help fight crime.

CBSDFW.COM–09/19/2013

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Local Residents Glad Serial Rape Suspect Back In Custody

People who live in the Fair Park area are glad to learn the prime suspect in a serial rape case is back in Dallas police custody.

CBS 11–09/19/2013

South Dallas Serial Rape Suspect Back In Dallas

More than a week after he was arrested in Louisiana, serial rape suspect Van Dralan Dixson is back in Dallas.

CBS 11–09/19/2013

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DPD Chief Discusses Serial Rape Investigation

Flanked by the detectives who worked the case, Dallas Police Chief David Brown spoke about the arrest of Van Dralan Dixson accused of being the city’s most notorious serial rapist in recent history.

CBS 11–09/12/2013

Van Dixson, the man police have named as a serial rapist suspect for several attacks in South Dallas. (credit: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Who Becomes A Rapist?

In the south Dallas community targeted by a serial rapist, relief is giving way to questions. How does a community watch volunteer become a suspected sexual predator?

CBS 11–09/11/2013

Van Dixson, the man police have named as a serial rapist suspect for several attacks in South Dallas. (credit: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Police Release Disturbing Details About Suspected Rapes

Serial rape suspect Van Dralan Dixson, 38, remains in police custody in Louisiana on a 5-million dollar bond. Dixson’s extradition hearing, which will allow him to be brought from Baton Rouge back to Dallas, could happen as early as Thursday morning.

CBS 11–09/11/2013

Van Dixson, the man police have named as a serial rapist suspect for several attacks in South Dallas. (credit: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office)

Dallas Police To Discuss Rape Suspect’s Arrest

The suspect who, police said, was behind a series of sexual assaults in southeast Dallas is waking up Wednesday morning in a Louisiana jail cell.

09/11/2013

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