Roy Charles Waller convicted in ‘NorCal Rapist’ case

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Roy Charles Waller, a former UC Berkeley employee, was convicted in the “NorCal Rapist” case Wednesday of all of the 46 charges leveled against him earlier this year.

The charges included 21 counts of rape and seven counts of kidnapping. DNA evidence linked Waller to at least 10 assaults of women from 1991 to 2006 across multiple counties.

Prior to his arrest in September 2018, Waller worked on campus in the Office of Environment, Health and Safety as a safety specialist for 25 years.

“First, and foremost, we want to thank the jurors for their time and diligence in reaching this quick and definitive verdict,” said Steve Grippi, chief deputy for the Sacramento County District Attorney, in a statement. “Nine victims waited for more than 20 years for this moment and it is only with the use of Investigative Genetic Genealogy (IGG) and the science of DNA that it has come. This is their day.”

Sebastian Cahill is a deputy news editor. Contact him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @SebastianCahil1.