An Atlanta man had previously been indicted in three rape cases but had never been convicted.
That changed after his fourth indictment, where he was found guilty of raping a woman for 10 hours.
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office called Kelsey Len Johnson, 48, a “serial rapist” following the conviction, which led to him being sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole plus 20 years.
On Feb. 7, 2015, Johnson met his 28-year-old victim at a Texaco gas station near Fulton Industrialist Boulevard, the DA’s Office said in a news release. The woman, who was a sex worker under the influence of narcotics, got into Johnson’s pickup truck.
Johnson drove the woman to his parents’ home in Fulton County, where he had agreed to pay for sex. When they arrived inside his bedroom, he “became violent toward the victim,” the release said.
He began to choke the woman and forced her onto his bed, where he repeatedly raped her for 10 hours, the release said. When he was not raping her, he kept her restrained by lying on top of her.
At 11:30 a.m., Johnson left the home to buy drugs from someone who lived nearby, which is when the woman was able to escape and have a neighbor call 911, the release said. DNA evidence tied Johnson to the sexual assault.
Johnson had previously been indicted on rape charges in Fulton County on three occasions, the release said. In those instances, he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and false imprisonment charges, but he was not convicted of rape due to “an inability to locate the victims in those cases.” The victims were also sex workers with drug-related issues.
For those convictions, he served three stints in prison, totaling more than 10 years since 2004, according to Georgia Department of Corrections records.
For the 2015 incident, Johnson was convicted of rape and aggravated assault.
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