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Without the testimony, prosecutors were not able to convict Alcala of rape and attempted murder.
Alcala pled guilty to a lesser charge of assault and was paroled after 34 months.
After being released from prison in 1978, Alcala started working at the Los Angeles Times as a typesetter.
During this period, Alcala was able to convince hundreds of men and women that he was a professional fashion photographer who needed photos for his “portfolio.” A portfolio that became notorious when police released it to the public in March 2010, hoping to detect possible victims or rule them out.
Despite being a convicted rapist and registered sex offender, Alcala was accepted as a contestant and was introduced as a “successful photographer who got his start when his father found him in the darkroom at the age of 13, fully developed.
The Shapiro family was so terrified of what happened to their daughter that they moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
Roman Polanski himself taught Alcala to use a camera, which began his career as a ‘fashion photographer’ – the facade to lure women into his trap.
One of 215 images shot by Rodney Alcala, that NYPD needs help with to identify the people on the pictures.
A good Samaritan saw the abduction that took place in broad daylight and chose to follow the car and inform the police.
When the authorities arrived at the scene and knocked on the door, Alcala had already escaped through the back door.