Brutal serial rapist from NY linked to the Treasure Coast

Brutal serial rapist from NY linked to the Treasure Coast

A brutal serial rapist from NY, who videotaped his assaults of unconscious woman, is linked to the Treasure Coast. MSCO detectives are concerned there may be local victims.

An accused rapist from Nassau County New York, pleaded guilty this month to a string of violent and disturbing rapes of unconscious women he admitted to drugging before raping.

32-year old Cameron McDermott pleaded guilty to assaults that took place in 2010 and 2013 in New York. Rapes that investigators say he videotaped. Then, he meticulously filed away on his home computer. New York Detectives stumbled on the violent sexual assault videos as they were investigating McDermott for allegations that he would expose himself to unsuspecting women and children in public. The videos depict violent and sexual assaults of women who were unconscious.

Detectives have been able to identify two of the women, to which McDermott pleaded guilty of raping. The women did not even know they were raped until investigators contacted them. Detectives in New York also found numerous videos of McDermott exposing himself to woman and children. They have obtained a file labeled “Florida” which contains videos of McDermott luring women and children to his car to ask for directions. In the videos, McDermott is masturbating as the unknowing victims approach the vehicle.

McDermott was arrested in the parking garage of his Hempstead apartment on the afternoon of Jan. 19, after going on a months-long flashing spree through Garden City.

McDermott has family in Vero Beach, and was on the Treasure Coast in June of 2017, days prior to his rape arrest in New York.

On June 5, 2017, Martin County Deputies responded to a report of a man exposing himself to women in the parking lot of Bed Bath and Beyond in Jensen Beach. The victim was able to get a vehicle license plate of the individual. When deputies located the car, Cameron McDermott was at the wheel. He told deputies that zipper on his pants was down and his exposure was accidental. Deputies obtained a warrant for his arrest, and entered his name into a national database.

When McDermott was recently arrested in New York, detectives there saw the exposure reference in the national database and immediately contacted our agency. Detectives are now reaching out to anyone who may have had contact with McDermott, by a chance meeting at any local nightclub or by connecting with him through any on-line dating service. Or if you were a victim of an unknown subjects lewd behavior in public that went unreported, please call the Martin County Sheriff. If you live in a surrounding county, notify your local agency to file a report.

Cameron McDermott is serving six years for his rape convictions. The Martin County Sheriff’s Office does have an active warrant for for McDermott for Exposure of Sexual Organs in Public.

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