Sunday, October 18, 2009

Late 70's rapes linked to imprisoned Maryland rapist

A Maryland rapist imprisoned for life with the possibility of parole has been charged in the cold case rapes of four women which occured between 1977 and 1980. Timothy Joseph Buzbee, 52, was charged with the rapes after Maryland officials ran his DNA through a national database. Buzbee has been imprisoned for rapes which occured in 1981 and 1982.

According to Montgomery County police chief Thomas Manger, authorities credit the new charges to a commitment to bring violent criminals to justice.

 "Those types of cases, the homicides, the unsolved rapes -- we never forget about them. We continuously run the evidence through the national database because there are new people added to that database all the time and we will continue to get hits in the future, to solve those types of cold cases."

If Busbee is convicted of any of the new charges, he can be sentenced to life without parole.

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