2017 Serial Rapist convicted for string of crimes against women

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“These heinous crimes victimized three women and terrorized an entire community for months,” said Attorney General Kathy Jennings.

WILMINGTON (DE) BY DIGITAL STAFF: Prosecutors have convicted Kwesi Hudson on 15 charges, including multiple felonies. Hudson, 50, was indicted in 2018 for a string of robberies, kidnappings, and sexual assault against three victims in February and March of 2017.

“These heinous crimes victimized three women and terrorized an entire community for months,” said Attorney General Kathy Jennings. “I’m grateful beyond words to the jury who rendered the right verdict, and to the prosecutors and police who brought this man to justice and made our communities safer.”

Prosecutors say Hudson went on a crime spree targeting women in North Wilmington at Top of the Hill Apartments, and in Mill Creek at The Arundel Apartments, and in Pike Creek at The Bluffs Apartments in 2017.

February 13, 2017: In the Top of the Hill attack, police said a woman was abducted at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Brandywine Hundred apartment complex, where she was physically and sexually assaulted; police said the victim was then forced to withdraw money from several ATMs in the area before she was freed.

On February 19, 2017: at the Arundel Apartment Complex, a female victim was also abducted at gunpoint from the parking lot. She, too, was sexually and physically assaulted and forced to withdraw money from several area ATMs. This victim escaped on her own and ran to a local business to call 911, police said.

On March 6, 2017: at the Bluffs Apartment complex, another female victim was approached by Hudson in a common area in the complex. Hudson displayed a gun, then forced her to enter her apartment residence, officers said. The victim’s boyfriend, who was home at the time, confronted Hudson, who fled.

“Several years ago the citizens of New Castle County were living in fear as an unknown man stalked, sexually assaulted, and robbed women throughout this County,” said Colonel Joseph Bloch, Chief of the New Castle County Division of Police. “Through the diligent work of the lead investigator, Sergeant Charles Levy, others from our Criminal Investigations Unit, and our State and Federal partners throughout the Criminal Justice community, Hudson was convicted of these heinous crimes. I’d like to take this opportunity to both thank and congratulate Sgt. Levy and the prosecutors assigned to this case. Their commitment to seeking justice for the victims in these cases is commendable and appreciated by the citizens we serve.” 

Hudson has a prior criminal record which includes several robberies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and multiple assault convictions.

A New Castle County jury convicted Hudson of Rape 2nd Degree, Two (2) counts of Kidnapping 1st Degree, Two (2) counts of Robbery 1st Degree, Attempted Robbery 1st Degree, Home Invasion, a Class B Violent Felony, Attempted Kidnapping 2nd Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Unlawful Sexual Contact 1st Degree, Aggravated Menacing, Two (2) counts of Assault 3rd Degree, and Two (2) counts of Terroristic Threatening.

Hudson, who is currently in prison for a prior robbery conviction, will be sentenced at a date to be determined. He faces an additional prison sentence of 29 to over 230 years.

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