Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, discusses the arrest of Roy Charles Waller, who is suspected of committing a series or rapes, during a news conference Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Waller, 58, was taken into custody in Berkeley by Sacramento Police, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2018, and faces multiple counts of rapes that occurred in Northern California starting in 1991. In the background are from left, is Brian Staebell, Sonoma County chief deputy district attorney, Sacramento Police Sgt. Vance Chandler and Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District Attorney, right, (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Northern California authorities arrest alleged serial rapist

September 21, 2018 - 7:15 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento authorities have arrested a 58-year-old man suspected of committing at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006.

The Sacramento Bee reports Roy Charles Waller was arrested Thursday by Sacramento police. Waller is a safety specialist at the University of California-Berkeley's office of environment, health and safety.

District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert says her office used DNA and genealogy websites to zero in on Waller.

His arrest comes about six months after law enforcement used the same tactic to arrest Joseph DeAngelo, the alleged Golden State Killer.

Waller is suspected of raping women in Rohnert Park, Sonoma, Davis, Chico, Woodland, Martinez, Vallejo and Sacramento.

He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Sacramento Superior Court.

The Bee reports Waller declined an interview from jail.

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