Windermere serial rape suspect seeks bond

Darryl Patterson charged with unlawfully committing sexual battery​

By Ryan Burkett - Producer

ORLANDO, Fla. - Accused serial rapist Darryl Patterson appeared in court Tuesday morning to ask a judge to grant him bond.

But it was pushed back after Patterson's defense attorney, Richard Parker requested Judge Mark Blechman review a video clip in its entirety rather than the brief video shown in court.

The clip was presented to Judge Blechman by Assistant State Attorney Deborah Barra.
Barra states the video shows Patterson sexually abusing a victim.

Windermere police arrested Patterson in June 2016 on charges of unlawfully committing sexual battery on a person who was physically helpless.

Patterson's father, Richard Patterson was called to testify.

He was questioned about his and his son's finances and who he would stay with if he was able to post bond.

"He would reside with me," said Patterson.

Also called to the stand was Windermere police Detective John Allen.

During the hearing, he described the victim's in the video evidence collected thus far.

"I showed her some still photos that we cut from the video," said Allen. "When I met with her and showed her those stills she identified that as being herself.

I later went back and showed her the video and at that point she did acknowledge that it was her and I think her comment was, "I look like I'm dead."

Authorities said last year they have solid evidence that Patterson raped two different women, one in Orange County and one in Hernando County. Investigators say they believe there are other women who are either afraid of coming forward or don't realize they were assaulted.

Allen said the department is still working to identify victims in the videos.

No date has been set for the next bond hearing.

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