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Robert Koehler, suspected 'Pillowcase Rapist,' booked into South Florida jail

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-23 04:07:56-05

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. — A Central Florida man dubbed the "Pillowcase Rapist" by police is now behind bars in South Florida.

60-year-old Robert Eugene Koehler was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.

Koehler, a Palm Bay resident and registered sex offender, was arrested in Brevard County earlier this month.

Between 1981 and 1986, authorities said Koehler broke into homes and would often cover each victim's face with a pillowcase.

Police believe he attacked at least 44 women from Deerfield Beach to South Miami.

Koehler is now facing charges of sexual battery with a deadly weapon, and is being held without bond.