Man accused of raping women by schools indicted

Posted at 1:52 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-23 06:26:32-04

An Erie County grand jury has indicted a Buffalo man on charges of raping two women near two schools in South Buffalo.

Timothy Dicenzo, 33, pleaded not guilty Friday to two counts of predatory sexual assault, one count of first-degree criminal sexual act and one count of first-degree rape.

Prosecutors say DNA testing links Dicenzo to the rape of a college student near Hillery Park Elementary School on November 3rd of last year and the rape of a woman near Southside Elementary School in May 2013.

After his arrest following the Hillary Park attack, Dicenzo broke a third-floor window in the sex offense squad interview room at Buffalo Police Headquarters and jumped from the building. He was taken back into custody a short time later.

Buffalo Police have requested the media not show DiCenzo's face because they believe he may be connected to more cases.