A Raleigh man, 59-year-old Rickey Hall, was arrested and charged with 12 counts of rape and other sexual assaults spanning almost a decade. Authorities issued an arrest warrant on November 16, and Hall was arrested on Tuesday. The charges include kidnapping, sexual assault, and rape of women between 1995 and 2004. Hall, who has a history of criminal offenses, had previously spent nine years in prison from 2009 to 2018 for raping a child. He violated his parole in February of this year and was returned to the Department of Corrections.
Raleigh police credit the breakthrough in this case to evidence included in the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative by the state Department of Justice. The evidence, processed through a national DNA database, linked back to Hall. The suspect has been in and out of prison for approximately 18 years.
Hall faced a total of 12 charges, including 15 counts of first-degree sexual assault, 12 counts of first-degree rape, 10 counts of first-degree kidnapping, seven counts of assault causing serious bodily injury, six counts of communicating threats, four counts of assault on a female, one count of common law robbery, and one count of sexual assault. The charges involve 10 victims.
Details from case documents reveal disturbing allegations dating back to 1995. Charges include instances of rape, kidnapping, and violence toward victims. Hall’s DNA was processed through the state system, leading to the recent charges. He appeared in court on Wednesday for the first time, with the judge deeming him a danger to the public and denying him bond. Hall is scheduled for a court appearance on December 8 at 2 p.m.