An ongoing effort to clear previously untested sexual assault kits has led to a guilty plea from a Pennsylvania man who authorities say raped seven women in Delaware.
The News Journal reported Monday that 38-year-old Hayim Raison of Chester pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree rape.
The Delaware Department of Justice said in a news release that DNA showed he raped seven women in "secluded" areas in Wilmington between January 2014 and December 2018.
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Prosecutors say they accepted the guilty pleas to two of the counts to resolve the case and not put the victims through the "difficulty and uncertainty" of a trial. They say the victims were consulted about the plea agreement and will have the chance to testify as part of Raison's sentencing in January.