‘Serial rapist’ convicted

DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announced on Sept. 1 a conviction by jury trial in the case against a Stone Mountain man—whom Boston’s office deemed a “serial rapist”—accused of assaulting a female acquaintance.

Jurors returned a guilty verdict against Marcus Ivey, 43, on a charge of aggravated sodomy stemming from an assault on May 21, 2016.

The news release states that the investigation into the most recent incident discovered that the female victim went to Ivey’s house and the pair had consensual sex, but Ivey held the victim down when the victim tried to leave and sexually assaulted her.

After the assault, Ivey refused to let the victim out of the house until the next morning. Once she left, the victim texted the defendant to tell him he was a “sick rapist.” Ivey responded, “I apologize it was a crazy night.” The victim called 911 and made a police report, according to the news release.

During the trial, another victim testified about her assault in 2018. She said was walking along Glenwood Road when Ivey allegedly “pulled up beside her in a car, got out of his car, punched her repeatedly, and pushed her into his vehicle. Ivey then drove the victim to his house where he forced her to take some unidentified pills and then raped her while he said, ‘You’re mine.’”

Prosecutors said that when the victim did not answer her phone, one of her friends tracked her phone and located her at Ivey’s house. The friend called 911. Before police arrived, the victim escaped and ran out of the house naked. Police said they caught Ivey trying to run into the woods behind the house.

The 2018 case and a third case against Ivey for rape, aggravated sodomy, and kidnapping are pending.

DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie, who presided over the trial, will sentence Ivey at a hearing to be scheduled later.

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