‘Pillowcase Rapist’ found guilty, ending 40-year quest to track him down

After four decades of evading justice, the Pillowcase Rapist was found guilty in a Miami court for sexually assaulting a woman in the 1980s.

On Wednesday, Robert Koehler, 63, was convicted for the assault of a 25-year-old woman in December 1983. The “Pillowcase Rapist,” as he was nicknamed because he typically shielded his face with a pillowcase or shirt, was one of the most notorious serial rapists in Florida history. Though charged with only one case in this trial, police have linked Koehler to dozens of rapes from the 1980s.


Jurors, after deliberating for just three hours, found him guilty on all charges — sexual battery, kidnapping and burglary. The prosecution centered its case around DNA evidence, calling up experts, police detectives and the victim, who recounted the horror she endured.

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