The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

November 13, 2012

Pa. “boogeyman” rapist charged with another in ’89

Associated Press

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say DNA taken from a 1989 rape victim has been linked in a national database to a suburban man already serving 90 to 180 years in prison for raping three girls – 3, 9, and 17 years old – from 1998 to 2005.

Forty-three-year-old Michael Lipinski, of Penn Hills, was convicted and given the de facto life sentence in 2010 after an Allegheny County prosecutor likened him to the “boogeyman” for the three prior convictions.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Lipinski, who is now charged by Pittsburgh police in the March 1989 burglary and rape of a young woman in her home.

Lipinski was previously convicted of raping the 17-year-old girl by entering her home at night in 1998, and raping the younger girls after abducting both from their homes.


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