Cleveland's 'Monster' Rapist Indicted in 11 Murders
Prosecutors plan to seek death penalty for Anthony Sowell
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2009 4:48 AM CST

(Newser) – Cleveland rapist Anthony Sowell is a monster who brutalized women and murdered 11 of them, a prosecutor said yesterday. He announced an 85-count indictment against the suspected serial killer, including 11 counts of murder and multiple counts of assault, kidnapping, rape, and abusing a corpse. Police found a skull and the remains of 10 women in his home after Sowell's arrest in October, the AP reports.

Sowell lured women, many of them homeless drug addicts, to his home and "once inside, he tormented them, threatened them, and assaulted them," the prosecutor said. Police are still investigating whether the former Marine is linked to other unsolved slayings. Six of the 85 counts were related to a 2008 attack on a woman who complained that police didn't take her complaint seriously, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.