Suspected Serial Killer Naso Allegedly Kept Rape Diary

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - A probation officer searching the Reno-area home of a serial killing suspect in 2010 says he found a diary documenting rapes and sexual assaults on underage women.

Officer David LeBaker testified Wednesday during a preliminary hearing in the murder trial. He says he found an aluminum clipboard
on Joseph Naso's dining room table.

The 78-year-old Naso is defending himself against four murder charges for slayings in the 1970s and 1990s. He has pleaded not guilty.

LeBaker says he read the diary, noting paragraphs that detailed assaults on an underage girl on a Greyhound bus in Arkansas, another on an underage girl in Kansas and other cases.

During his cross examination, Naso questioned LeBaker's knowledge of sexual assault laws in these other states, noting that
different states have different age of consent and other laws.

Naso lived in Reno's north valleys for several years.


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