SERIAL RAPIST CONVICTED IN ASSAULT OF AQUAINTANCE
State v. Marcus Ivey
Decatur, Ga.- DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston announces a conviction by jury trial in the case against a Stone Mountain man accused of assaulting a female acquaintance.
Jurors returned a guilty verdict Thursday against Marcus Ivey, 43, on a charge of Aggravated Sodomy stemming from an assault on May 21, 2016.
According to the investigation, the female victim went to Defendant Ivey’s house. The pair had consensual sex, but when the victim tried to leave, Defendant Ivey held her down.
Despite the victim resisting and screaming, Defendant Ivey sexually assaulted her and repeatedly said, “This is mine.”
After the assault, Defendant Ivey refused to let the victim out of the house until the next morning. Once she left, the victim texted the Defendant to tell him he was a “sick rapist.” Defendant Ivey responded, “I apologize it was a crazy night.”
The victim called 911 and made a police report.
During the trial, another victim testified about her assault in 2018. She was walking along Glenwood Road when Defendant Ivey pulled up beside her, got out of his car, punched her repeatedly and pushed her into his vehicle. Defendant Ivey then drove the victim to his house where he forced her to take some unidentified pills and then raped her while he said, “You’re mine.”
When the victim did not answer her phone, one of her friends tracked her phone and located her at Defendant Ivey’s house. The friend called 911 and before police arrived, the victim was able to escape and run out of the house naked. Police caught Defendant Ivey trying to run into the woods behind the house.
The 2018 case and a third case against Defendant Ivey for Rape, Aggravated Sodomy and Kidnapping are pending.
DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela Barrie, who presided over the trial, will sentence Defendant Ivey at a hearing to be scheduled at a later date.
The case, assigned to the District Attorney’s Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Unit, was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Furhawn Shah with assistance from Deputy Chief ADA Drew Healy, DA Investigator Shawna Barber, and Victim Advocate Shelbie Rainwater. Former DeKalb County Police Department Detective McNeil led the initial investigation.