CHARLOTTE,NC–After more than 30 years, courts have sentenced Jerry Lee Brooks, known as the “ski mask rapist.”
Brooks pled guilty to three counts of first degree rape in court Thursday.
In 1979, Brooks was widely known as the “ski mask rapist” after three Charlotte women were raped at knifepoint by a man wearing a ski mask.
Brooks would reportedly enter homes through a unlocked door and wait for his victims to arrive home and then rape them.
Investigation into the series of rapes went cold until 2012, when CMPD connected Brooks to the crimes using his DNA.
Police located Jerry Brooks in Surfside Beach, SC were he was arrested in 2012 and later transferred back to Charlotte.
Jerry Lee Brooks was sentenced to life in prison by Mecklenburg County Courts on November 7th, 2013.