A 40-year-old man was convicted on eight counts of rape that occurred in incidents as far back as 2010, according to Delaware Department of Justice officials.
Kili Mayfield was arrested June 18, 2018, after being connected to an April 2017 sexual assault. Following his arrest, he was connected to two cold case rapes, one from 2010, another from 2014.
After being charged with rape, strangulation, and assault for the 2017 assault, DNA collected implicated Mayfield in the earlier cases.
"Justice was served today," said Attorney General Kathy Jennings. "A man who raped three women, including beating and strangling one victim until she lost consciousness, has been convicted of his crimes. I am proud of the work of our prosecutors, paralegals, and social workers – and grateful for the work of law enforcement and the support of the Criminal Justice Council to crack and bring closure to two cold cases. This was made possible in part by a CJC-grant-funded prosecutor position added to DOJ a few months ago who is specifically working on Sexual Assault Kit Initiative cases. Above all else, our thoughts are with the survivors of these crimes, who have endured unspeakable trauma, who have shown incredible courage and whom we support completely as they heal and move forward."
The DOJ said Mayfield was convicted on three counts second-degree rape for a July 22, 2010, incident, one count second-degree rape for an October 17, 2014, incident, and first-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault, strangulation, and four counts first-degree rape for an April 15, 2017, incident.
Mayfield, who represented himself at trial, faces life in prison when he's sentenced in November.