Serial rapist gets 60 years in prison

Prince George's man makes plea agreement in cases

May 19, 2000|By Andrea F.Siegel | Andrea F.Siegel,SUN STAFF

A serial rapist was ordered yesterday to spend 60 years in prison as part of a plea agreement in sex offenses in Anne Arundel and Prince George's Counties.

Seville Singleton, 37, of District Heights in Prince George's County, is believed to have sexually attacked at least four women in Maryland and one in Fairfax County, Va., three years ago.

Part of the Maryland sentence will run at the same time as Singleton's 35-year sentence in Virginia. When he completes that term, he will be returned to Maryland to serve the remaining 25 years, said Kristin Riggin, spokeswoman for the State's Attorney's Office in Anne Arundel County.

"He will spend the rest of his life in prison. That was the goal," said Riggin.

As part of the plea, which took place in Prince George's County Circuit Court, Singleton pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree rape and a first-degree sex offense for his role in three rapes in apartment buildings in Glen Burnie.

Two occurred April 10, 1997, and one took place Dec. 1 1997.

A month after the April assaults, one of which took place in a laundry room, a Springfield, Va., woman was raped in the laundry room of her apartment building and Fairfax County police contacted Anne Arundel County police. DNA testing showed the attacks were probably committed by the same person.

Police did not know who that was, but he struck again in December.

Using a fingerprint from a Montgomery County attack, police identified Singleton as the suspect in March 1998. He was in the Fairfax County jail serving time for two convictions of indecent exposure. He also had a prior sexual assault conviction in Prince George's County.

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