IN - Kevin Hampton, 3 female victims, Terre Haute, 2000, 2004

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    DNA evidence has linked a man charged with the murders of three Indiana women to sexual assault cases in Nevada and California, according to court records.

    An affidavit filed by prosecutors said Kevin Hampton's DNA matches evidence recovered from a rape in Las Vegas and a sexual assault in San Diego, both in 2000.

    Prosecutors charged Hampton with killing Tanette Dickison, 18, and Cassie Harris, 48, both of whom disappeared within hours of each other in late November. The two women knew each other and worked as prostitutes, court documents said.

    Hampton also was charged with rape and felony murder of Dianna Lehman, 18, who was found dead in her home in May 2000. Authorities declined to say how Hampton knew her but said she had no record of prostitution

    http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/news/breaking_news/12144799.htm
     
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    Thanks for that news --- it's always good to hear when crimes are solved. CODIS, no doubt --- wish more cold cases could have enough DNA evidence and/or funding for testing to be entered into CODIS for potential matches.:dance:
     
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    Dianna Lehman was an 18-year-old single mother trying to build a life for herself and her infant son when she moved into a rundown Terre Haute neighborhood.

    Cassie Harris, 48, and Tanette Dickison, 18, worked as prostitutes not far away and shared a relationship that witnesses likened to that of a mother and daughter.

    All three were strangled in a four-year span, the victims, police say, of a man who might have preyed on young women across the country for nearly two decades.

    The arrest last month of Kevin L. Hampton, 43, Terre Haute, in the three slayings brought together cases that have stymied investigators since Lehman's body was found in her home in May 2000. She had been raped and strangled with a pair of blue jeans.

    Investigators have offered few details beyond those included in court records and have declined to categorize Hampton as a serial offender, although police said DNA evidence links him to sexual assaults on 18-year-old women in California and Las Vegas in 2000.

    Police have not said whether Hampton will be charged in the California and Nevada cases, or in an Indiana rape investigation that gave them a break in the case.
    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050806/NEWS01/508060462
     
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    The man police charged last summer with murder in the death of two prostitutes and a teenage girl in Indiana also faces charges related to a sexual assault in California, officials said Tuesday.
    Kevin L. Hampton faces five counts including kidnapping and rape with a foreign object stemming from an incident on Dec. 4, 2004, said John Rice, a deputy district attorney for San Diego County.

    If convicted, Hampton faces life in prison under California's sentencing guidelines.

    "He's charged under our one strike sex laws," Rice said. "The offenses that he has been charged with are predatory."

    Prosecutors in Indiana last July charged Hampton, 43, with three counts of murder in last year's strangulation deaths of two prostitutes and the killing of an 18-year woman five years ago after DNA evidence linked him to that slaying.

    He is serving a 40-year sentence for drug dealing and could face 235 years if convicted of killing Dianna Lehman, 18 and Cassie Harris, 48 - who witnesses said worked together as prostitutes - and Tannette Dickison.

    It's not uncommon for sexual predators to move around the country, Flood said.

    "Hampton is, from what I've seen, one of the more dangerous people that I've encountered," he said. "Assuming all that what he's been accused of is true, then he definitely falls into that category of a serial predator."
    http://www.modbee.com/state_wire/story/11424949p-12168649c.html
     
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