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Friday, September 27, 2019 1:59 pm

55-year term ordered in 3 rapes

Jim Chapman | The Journal Gazette

A 22-year-old man who admitted raping three women was sentenced today to 55 years in prison.

Marquise Dozier apologized to his victims, two of whom testified during his sentencing hearing in Allen Superior Court.

"I don't disagree with anything they said," he told Judge Fran Gull.

One of his victims said in court she forgave Dozier after tearfully describing the sexual assault and beating he committed against her in 2015.

"I want you to suffer," the woman said. "I want you to feel the pain you have caused me."

The rapes occurred between 2015 and 2017, and police collected DNA each time. An analysis showed the same man was responsible for each, but investigators weren't able to identify him.

Police this year hired Parabon Nanolabs -- the same Virginia company that helped them catch John D. Miller, the man who killed 8-year-old April Tinsley in 1988.

Dozier was arrested and charged in March.

He had faced three additional rape counts and charges of burglary and battery with a deadly weapon, but prosecutors have agreed to dismiss those in exchange for his guilty plea.

In each case, Dozier entered the women's homes and attacked them, prosecutors said.

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