Rapist tells police he treated himself to women for his birthdayBy Mason White 11:10 AM June 27, 2014
By: Aarav Sen
A man was arrested after he raped numerous women.
The serial rapist of Russia, who is suspect of having committed more than 100 rapes over his lifetime, told police that he treated himself to the women every year on his birthday.
67-year-old Valery Makarenkov, was arrested last month, after a reign of terror in Moscow, which lasted nearly 30 years.
Wearing a mask to conceal his identity, he choked his victims until they lost consciousness before raping them, and stealing their money and valuables.
Makarenkov rationalized his behavior, telling officers who were investigating his heinous crimes: “I gave myself these girls as a birthday gift.”
Despite using the same modus operandi and the fact that all the attacks were carried out within the two months around his birthday on May 27, the local police were unable to catch the serial rapist.
Makarenkov was only captured after attacking a 29-year-old woman, who was able to fight him off and pulled the mask off his face.
After escaping the attack, the woman alerted police, who tracked him down and arrested him.
The exact number of victims is not yet known, but is believed that he has raped at least 108 women over the past 27 years, as many of these cases match his DNA.