Nearly 500 videotapes found inside suspected serial rapist’s home, DA says victims could be ‘in the hundreds’: Report

‘We believe he actually videotapes the sexual assaults while he commits them.’

As an accused Michigan serial rapist remains behind bars facing 77 charges, authorities found overwhelming amounts of possible incriminating evidence when they searched his home.

NBC10 reports that according to Genesee County Prosecutor, David Leyton, close 500 videotapes were found inside the home of Gilbert Conway, 60, who has a history of alleged kidnapping and rape. Police raided the suspect’s home off of Stanford Avenue in Flint after a “major league investigation” developed after his arrest in July.

Most of the footage found was on 88mm videotapes, with a running time of around eight hours on each one. Police also found several VHS tapes. It’s still unclear what’s on each video, but Leyton said that after viewing some of the tapes, there is a possibility that there are more sexual assault victims out there who have yet to be identified.

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Conway is currently accused of kidnapping and raping six women spanning back to 2009, but investigators now feel the number of victims could be in the hundreds.

“We believe from looking at some of the ‘hi8’ tapes that there are additional victims being sexually assaulted while being videotaped and we want to be able to look at those videotapes and hopefully identify these additional victims,” Leyton said.

In order to finish viewing the tapes, Leyton said they have to be “digitized.” The Genesee County Board of Commissioners granted a $20,000 approval to help authorities view each and every tape.

“In all my years I’ve never had a case quite like this,” Leyton said, according to FOX. “We believe he actually videotapes the sexual assaults while he commits them…..We suspect there are dozens, maybe scores, maybe hundreds more victims of this individual.”

Anyone who has been victimized by Conway is urged to contact the Flint police at 810-237-6800. According to Leyton, Genesee County is aiming to “to seek justice and try to give each and every victim a voice.”

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[Feature Photo: Gilbert Conway/Police Handout]