Dejuan Donaldson, Alleged Three-Time Rapist in South Phoenix, Pleads Guilty to Charges
Donaldson pleaded guilty today to six charges related to the rapes, a plea that is almost undoubtedly part of a plea agreement.
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Phoenix police said that Donaldson -- who was 18 at the time of his arrest, in May, 2011 -- attacked his first victim, a 10-year-old girl, on November 22, 2010.
The girl was walking to school near 15th Avenue and Southern when she was dragged into a vacant home and raped at knife-point before she was released, police said.
The second attack, on January 10, 2011, wasn't too far from the first attack.
Police said a 12-year-old girl was taken in that case, and sexually assaulted at the same home.
The third attack was on April 25, 2011, when 17-year-old South Mountain High School student was forced into a vacant home near 7th Street and Baseline Road and sexually assaulted.
Although police said DNA from each of the three victims' bodies linked Donaldson to the crimes -- and one of his fingerprints was found on a victim's phone -- his family and then-pregnant girlfriend tried to say Donaldson was framed.
You can see the explanation from Donaldson's mother here and here, but Donaldson himself has pleaded guilty to six crimes -- two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, two counts of attempted sexual conduct with a minor, and one count each of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault.
His sentencing is scheduled for February 22.
James King contributed to this post.