Current Inner West Serial Rapist Arrest - NSW

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Kurve

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* Climbed like a spider to enter through upper floor bedroom windows

'Darren Kennedy: Man charged with multiple alleged sexual assaults
Cops used cutting-edge tech and policing methods similar to those used to bring down the Golden State Killer to arrest a man they allege is responsible for a series of sexual offences in Sydney’s inner west.


More than 15 years after "the inner west rapist" terrified Sydney women who were being attacked in their own homes, a DNA breakthrough has led to a man being charged.
NSW Police arrested a 51-year-old man at dawn in Panania, in Sydney's south on Monday and charged him with four historic sexual assaults.

Police will allege in court the man is responsible for four separate serious aggravated break-and-enter and sexual assaults in 2003 and 2004 in Croydon, Bondi, Bexley and Marrickville.
Police are working to link him to more after DNA was analysed again, more than 15 years after an extensive investigation "dwindled away".

Strike Force McCoy was established in March 2004 to investigate 13 separate sexual assaults between August 2003 and November 2004 across Sydney's inner west.

Despite exhaustive investigations at the time, including help from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the exploration of more than 3000 people of interest, no one was charged over the attacks until Monday.

In February last year, detectives from the State Crime Command's Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad started reinvestigating the case.

Earlier this year, experts from NSW Health Pathology's Forensic and Analytical Science Service advised they had established a familial DNA link.

Further inquiries were conducted with help from the Forensic Evidence and Technical Services Command's DNA Management Unit, which identified a DNA match.


The man will appear at Bankstown Local Court on Monday charged with: five counts of sexual intercourse without consent, two counts of aggravated enter dwelling with intent, two counts of assault with act of indecency, two counts of take or detain person with intent to obtain advantage, inciting a person to commit an act of indecency, inflicting actual bodily harm to have sexual intercourse and attempting to choke or strangle.

 

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November 29, 2021 - 6:15PM
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'Darren Kennedy, 51, from Panania faced Bankstown Court on Mnday afternoon after being arrested this morning.'

'He did not apply for bail and he will return to Central Local Court on January 25.

In court documents police allege in late 2003 in Croydon, Kennedy broke into a house just before midnight, knowing there was a person inside the house at the time, with the intention of sexually assaulting them.

Police allege he then incited that person to commit an act of indecency on him and had non-consensual sexual intercourse with them.

Police allege in court documents that in 2004 in North Bondi at about 2am, he did “take/detain” a person for his own sexual gratification, and then had sexual intercourse with them without their consent.

In a separate incident, less than two weeks after the North Bondi attack, in Bexley at about 3am, police allege Kennedy broke into a house, did “take/detain” the person inside for the purpose of sexual gratification, and grabbed her breasts.

Police allege, according to the charges, he then inflicted actual bodily harm on her and attempted to strangle her “to enable himself to commit the indictable offence of sexual assault”.

Police have also charged Kennedy with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent, as well as charging him with assault in relation touching the outside of the her genitals over an incident in 2004 in Marrickville.'
 

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Croydon, Bondi, Bexley and Marrickville.

Obviously
- Bondi is Eastern Beaches
- Bexley is South Sydney

It's just the majority of the 13 cases they were investigating that they thought were or could be linked to the one person were Inner-West.
He has only been charged for 4 of the 13.
Only 2 of those are Inner West cases.

I don't think he will be called the Inner-West rapist moving forwards. (If he is convicted of what he is charged)
 
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Here's the dates/times and locations of 11 of the attacks that were reported to be part of the Strike Force McCoy investigations.

'November 14, 2004 — 11.00am'

'The man, dubbed the inner-west rapist, came to public attention this year when it was found he was responsible for raping five women in their Erskineville, Croydon, Newtown, Glebe and Marrickville homes.
But police broadened inquiries when Ashfield-based Detective Senior Constable Alison Smith found the cases were forensically linked to five more.'

'THE ATTACKS
1. Hurlstone Park, 2.35am, Thursday, September 18, 2003.
2. Ashfield, 11.50pm, Monday, October 20, 2003.
3. Erskineville, 4.30am, Sunday, December 7, 2003.
4. Croydon, 11.46pm, Sunday, December 14, 2003.
5. Croydon, 12.10am, Wednesday, December 17, 2003.
6. North Bondi, 1.49am, Tuesday, January 6, 2004.
7. Bexley, 3.10am, Saturday, January 17, 2004.
8. Newtown, 1.15am, Monday, February 9, 2004.
9. Glebe, 4.30am, Sunday, February 29, 2004.
10. Marrickville, 6.30am, Friday, March 26, 2004.
11. Ashfield, 1.30am, Tuesday, November 2, 2004.'
 

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Sounds like the later photofit/identikit nailed his racial appearance.


'He shines a torch in the faces of his victims to prevent them seeing him, so despite initial reports that he was Caucasian or European, current Photofits now indicate a man of Middle Eastern, Asian or Aboriginal appearance.

All the victims agree that he was well-spoken and with an Australian accent'


Am pretty sure he was neither white, of European heritage, or even European looking, from the huge clues to his identity in the Channel 7 news footage today of his Panania arrest.
Good luck finding a copy of the 2004 identikit.

'A police identikit picture of the offender was widely broadcast last month and again last week after a man broke into the Ashfield home of a 57-year-old woman.'

'The offender was described as 25-35 years old, with a dark complexion, solid build and an Australian accent.'


'The man is described as white/European, 25-35 years old and about 175cm tall.'
 
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