CMPD Sexual Assault Unit Case Update

Darrell Boyd went to trial on August 3, 2009, for two sexual assaults which occurred in 1998. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit’s Cold Case Squad charged Mr. Boyd in the two incidents in December of 2007.

On August 10, 2009, the jury came back with guilty verdicts on the following 17 charges:
4 counts 1st degree Rape, 2 counts 2nd degree Rape, 4 counts 1st degree Sex Offense, 3 counts 2nd degree Sex Offense, 2 counts 1st degree Kidnapping, 1 count 1st degree Burglary, 1 count Felony B&E.

Mr. Boyd was sentenced to 84-103 years in prison. The case was worked by the CMPD Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit and the SBI Crime Lab. A brief synopsis of each case is listed below.

Vinca Circle- 22 year old victim
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on May 1, 1998, the victim was home alone at her apartment. The suspect entered the apartment through the front door armed with a handgun. The suspect then held the victim and sexually assaulted her for over an hour. The suspect then fled the apartment leaving the victim tied up.

English Hills Dr – 25 year old victim
At approximately 11 p.m. on May 14, 1998, the victim was home alone at her apartment. The suspect entered her residence through a sliding glass door. The suspect held the victim in her residence for nearly three hours physically and sexually assaulting her. The suspect then fled the apartment.

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