A man arrested in 2014 after evidence linked him to the rapes of three women in Sacramento County has been convicted of 15 counts of sexual assault.
A Sacramento County jury on Thursday also found Robert Derek Hill, 22, guilty of assault with a deadly weapon and found true a multiple-victim enhancement in 15 of the 16 counts, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release.
Prosecutors cited attacks on four women between April 2013 and July 2014:
- On April 17, 2013, Hill contacted a 25-year-old woman, drove her to an isolated location and told her that he had a knife and would kill her if she did not do as she was told. He then subjected her to sexual attacks.
- On May 29, 2013, he threatened and attacked a 19-year-old woman in her home and repeatedly sexually assaulted her.
- On Jan. 25, 2014, Hill dragged a 24-year-old woman into a vacant house and threatened to kill her with a knife. When she began to scream and cry, he sexually assaulted her.
- On July 10, 2014, Hill physically assaulted a 22-year-old woman and subjected her to sexual assaults at knifepoint.
The Sacramento Bee reported in July 2014 that a piece of evidence at one of the attack sites helped detectives profile and identify Hill.
Hill faces a June 3 sentencing by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Laurel White.