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Man draws more than 220-year sentence for sexual assaults

Robert Derrick Hill
Robert Derrick Hill Sacramento

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.

The Sacramento Bee reported in July 2014 that a piece of evidence at one of the attack sites helped detectives profile and identify Hill.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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