Trespasses: Portrait of a Serial Rapist

Trespasses: Portrait of a Serial Rapist

by Howard Swindle


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Finalist for the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime Book Deliberate Indifference was awarded the Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Nonfiction Book of 1993. For five years, respected Dallas businessman Gilbert Escobedo disguised himself with a ski mask and may have raped as many as one hundred women. Now Howard Swindle, an award-winning Dallas Morning News editor, offers a taut and sensitive account of Escobedo’s crimes and the police investigation that led to his arrest. Candid and heartwrenching insights from many of Escobedo’s victims reinforce this compelling portrait of a power rapist, an account that uncovers the real faces behind the act and the aftermath of this most heinous of crimes. Written with the same fast-paced narrative that brought wide acclaim to Deliberate Indifference, Trespasses is illuminated by the latest research on sex crimes as well as two years of conversations with Escobedo in a maximum-security prison. The result is a searing investigation that transcends stereotypes and statistics to reveal the real faces and fears behind the more than 100,000 yearly such assaults in this country.

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ISBN-13: 9780670858798
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1996
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.29(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.08(d)

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