Two life sentences for rapist who lured women on dating website

Two life sentences for rapist who lured women on dating website

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Devin Richard Hartman (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

A Fulton County jury on Wednesday convicted a 40-year-old man who used a dating website to lure and rape a woman, the district attorney said.

Devin Richard Hartman was convicted of rape and aggravated sodomy for the June 2014 assault of a 28-year-old woman, DA Paul Howard’s office said. Investigators previously said Hartman used the alias “Zach Anderson” on the OKCupid website when he met the Atlanta woman and the two had a first date, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The woman told police she had six beers before her date dropped her off at her car on the night of June 20, 2014, according to a police report. The next thing she remembered was waking up on her own doorstep without her keys, cellphone or underwear, she told police.

At Grady Memorial Hospital, an exam determined the woman had been sexually assaulted, and she called police.

Through DNA and phone records, Atlanta police tracked down the suspect, identified as Hartman. On March 2, the Mableton man was arrested and charged with rape and aggravated sodomy and booked into the Fulton County jail. Hartman was later indicted and has remained in jail since his arrest.

During Hartman’s weeklong trial, four other women who accused Hartman of sexual assault in various counties testified, Howard’s office said. Two of those cases are still pending.

Following Wednesday’s conviction, Superior Court Judge Constance Russell sentenced Hartman, who she referred to as a “predator,” to two consecutive life sentences.

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