During the decade of terror unleashed by a decorated EMT worker, women were afraid to seek emergency medical help in New York.
The city EMT worker was convicted Wednesday, of sexually assaulting five women, one as young as 11 years old, in a reign of terror.
The members of the jury, comprised of 11 women and one man, said that they were shocked by the terrible stories of what the gun-wielding Angus Pascall, 36, did to his victims.
"It made me a little paranoid about walking through the streets of Brooklyn, New York," Rachel Mannheimer, 28, who was one of the jurors, said after the verdict was delivered in the Supreme Court of Brooklyn. "He is someone who needs to be off the streets," she added.
The EMT worker used his city-issued elevator key to catch his prey in two of the incidents, including the brutal rape of an 11-year-old girl. The testimony of the girl was only matched by the dramatic details later provided by another witness, who said that she was just 14 years old when Pascall attacked her outside her home.
Pascall, who faces a mandatory life sentence, left his DNA in four of the scenes and was identified by some of the victims. He used a knife or gun in each of the attacks.
The defendant took the stand in his own defense, but did not help his cause with his arrogant testimony and extravagant display of his love for Ferrari sports cars.
"I was surprised by the amount of attitude he had," juror Carly McElroy, 24, said.
Pascall was convicted of 13 counts, including rape and sexual assault. His mother wept in the hallway of the court.