SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Verdicts are being reached against the accused “NorCal Rapist” Roy Waller on Wednesday.

Waller, 60, was being tried on 45 sex assault charges nearly 30 years after the first attack. He was arrested in 2018 after being linked to the crimes through DNA and genetic genealogy, the same technique investigators used to identify the Golden State Killer.

On Wednesday, a Sacramento County jury started reading their verdicts on the charges. Waller has been found guilty of counts 1 through 17 so far – which includes charges of rape, kidnap and robbery dating back to 1992.

In January, Waller pled not guilty to dozens of felony charges. Judge Burger-Plavan ruled there was enough evidence presenting in the preliminary hearing to proceed with a trial.

Waller’s accusers say he broke into homes late at night or forced victims to withdraw money from ATMs. They say he then bound them and assaulted them repeatedly.

Updates to follow.


By Arlene Huff

Arlene Huff is the founding member of Golden State Online. Before that She was a general assignment reporter. A native Californian, she graduated from the University of California with a degree in medical anthropology and global health. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

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