Attorneys file motion to have charges dismissed for Windermere suspected serial rapist

Darryl Patterson​ accused in crimes happened between October 2009 and April 2012

By Mark Lehman - Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - Attorneys for accused serial rapist Darryl Patterson have filed a motion seeking to dismiss charges in his case.

The motion surrounds Florida's Statute of Limitations, which states that prosecution for a felony of the first degree must happen within four years after it is committed.

According to the motion, the alleged crimes happened between October 2009 and April 2012, but Patterson wasn't arrested and charged with six counts of sexual battery until June 2016.

At a court hearing Wednesday, prosecutors said they were ready to proceed to trial, while the defense announced intentions of filing an additional motion to suppress evidence.

The judge didn't tell attorneys when a ruling would be made on the motions.

A pre-trial management hearing for Patterson was scheduled for Jan. 10.

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