Derrick Macon, 22, has been sentenced to 50 years to life for predatory sexual assault, rape, and strangulation. 

Between June 2012 and August 2016, Macon stalked women walking down the street in the City of Rochester. He would then strangle the women until they were unconscious, so he could sexually assault them. 

Macon was unknown to all three victims, according to the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office. They said that work done by the Monroe County Crime Lab and a scientific DNA analysis allowed the defendant’s identity to be known to law enforcement. 

The DA’s office says Macon was convicted by a Monroe County Jury and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Buckley, Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau.