Predatory Rapist Pleads Guilty to 4 Felony Charges

The man who arranged to meet women offering "escort" services online and then attacked them in Westchester hotels pleaded guilty today to four felony charges related to four violent sexual assaults, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced.

Silvio Raul Illescas, 41, of 79 N. Goodwin Ave., Elmsford, faces a maximum of twenty five years to life in state prison. Sentencing will be on Feb. 25.

The first assault took place in 2011, when Illescas grabbed a woman off the street in Greenburgh, according to the DA's office.

The next three took place in 2013, when he reached out to three women advertising escort services on backpack.com, an internet bulletin board. 

He met each one in the hotel room they had booked for the encounter. He stabbed them after he told them he wanted to have sex without a condom and they refused, the DA's office said. 

Police linked them up and arrested Illescas in February.

Illescas was initially hit with 28 charges by the D.A.


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