A man convicted of sexually assaulting multiple women in Sacramento County has been sentenced to 220 years to life in prison, plus 28 years in prison.
A jury in April found Robert Derek Hill, 22, guilty of 15 counts sexual assault. Jurors also convicted him of assault with a deadly weapon or instrument and found that he was subject to a multiple victims enhancement in 15 of the 16 counts, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. He was sentenced Friday.
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 he had a knife and would use it to kill her if she did not do as she was told. He then subjected her to violent sexual attacks.
- On May 29, 2013, Hill threatened and violently attacked a 19-year-old woman in her home and repeatedly sexually assaulted her.
- On Jan. 25, 2014, he 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 forcibly and violently assaulted her.
- On July 10, 2014, Hill contacted 22-year-old woman, physically assaulted her and subjected her to multiple violent sexual assaults at knife point. When she resisted, he used the knife to cut her neck and hand.
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The Sacramento Bee reported in July 2014 that a piece of evidence at one of the attack sites helped detectives profile and identify Hill.