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A serial rapist terrified a black sorority for a decade. The police just broke the file.
In 2011, Delta Sigma Theta management warned sorority members to be on high alert: a series of rapes had been reported in the Dallas area, and the rapist appeared to be targeting centennial black sorority elders. . raped were familiar with the assailant, but he seemed to know their names terribly. All of the women were in their 50s and 60s. Delta Sigma Theta told members in the Dallas area to stop wearing sorority t-shirts, remove sorority stickers from their cars and offices, making sure their homes were safe from intruders and even stopping attending meetings at “Thinking that our members are being targeted is worrisome and extremely disheartening,” Cynthia MA Butler-McIntyre said at the time, then National President of Delta Sigma Theta. Almost a decade later, the police finally made a breakthrough. Plano police have a suspect in custody and claim to have definitely linked him to at least one of the rapes. Jeffery Lemor Wheat, 48, was arrested Monday in Arkansas and taken to Plano, Texas, where he is being held on $ 500,000 bond. Wheat will face sexual assault charges after DNA has him down. connected to the rape in 2011 of a former student of Delta Sigma Theta in 2011. the city. Plano police say a detective and administrative assistant finally solved the case, the victim said a man raped her at her home, then called her to apologize days later . Police were able to trace the call to a pay phone outside a Chevron Food Mart and obtained surveillance footage of him making the call. Police contacted Wheat’s wife in November 2020 and she reportedly confirmed her identity in the surveillance video. Experts from the Plano Police Department have theorized for years about the rapist’s troubling decision to target the elders of the country’s largest black Greek literary sisterhood. “Someone with this obsession doesn’t cultivate these obsessive ideas overnight,” said Naftali Berrill, director of the New York Center for Neuropsychology and Forensic Behavioral Science. “It’s coming, I guess, from something much more historical and deeply rooted in the psychological story of this guy. It’s just too specific a group,” Berrill said in the 2011 interview. crimes have yet to be revealed. Delta Sigma Theta has 250,000 members worldwide. Police say Wheat’s DNA matches the 2011 incident along with at least three other rapes of former Delta Sigma Theta from 2003. All the women were in their 50s and 60s. [victims]. This is something we want to know. There may have been unreported cases, ”said David Tilley, an information officer with the Plano Police Department. For more, check out The Daily Beast. Get our news delivered to your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.