March 24, 2023

Who Is Marc O Leary (Rapist from Unbelievable) Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Girlfriend, Interview, Sentence

Marc O Leary Biography

Marc O Leary (Marc Patrick O’Leary) is an Army veteran and the real-life serial rapist who is featured in the Netflix Series Unbelievable. He preyed on and raped women in Colorado. He raped them, photographed them and then made them shower or bathe as a way to clear out any evidence.

Marc O Leary Age

Marc is now 41 years old.

What Case is Unbelievable Based On – Marc O Leary Rapist

O’Leary is the man who between October 2009 and January 2011 sexually assaulted three women over the course of several hours.

One of his victims reported that she was awakened on a January morning by a masked man who displayed a silver and black handgun. The man told her that he would shoot her if she screamed.

In a span of more than four hours he dressed her in thigh high stockings and high heels he’d brought with him in a backpack that also included lubrication, moistened wipes, and bottled water. In addition, he ordered her to apply makeup and lipstick and arrange her hair in pigtails, before photographing her in provocative poses he directed using a pink Sony camera. He also bound her using her own silk band, groped her breasts, probed her vagina and rectum, made her perform oral sex on him twice, forced intercourse without a condom and masturbated himself until he ejaculated on her face.

He later instructed her to shower and when she came from the shower he was gone, along with all of the stuff he’d brought with him, plus her bedsheets, pajamas and panties.

He had been watching his victims and had been in the apartment of the victim on multiple occasions, he, however, didn’t remove his mask during the attacks. His victims, however, saw the rest of him, including a shaved pubic area and an egg-shaped birthmark on his right leg that would prove key in identifying him.

When the Colorado police began their investigation they became aware of a similar case that had taken place in Lakewood the previous July – one in which the victim says she suffered broken ribs, a punctured lung and fractured vertebrae. They also gained access to surveillance footage that caught a glimpse of a white pickup owned by O’Leary.

Marc O Leary Arrest

Marc was arrested after two detectives s from two departments – along with the FBI pieced together his trail through smart policing, collaboration and luck. During an interview with ’48 hours’ detective Stacy Galbraith said she felt like they were up against the clock as the rapist was stalking and raping women in Colorado.

He was plotting their schedules. He was even in their homes without attacking them. But when he did, he did so with military precision – he raped them, he photographed them, and then he made them shower or bathe as a way to clear out any evidence.

In 2011 Galbirth got in the case after she was presented with a brutal rape. Galbarith described the case to her husband, a police officer in a nearby town. Turned out, his department had a similar case.

Galbraith shared her information with Westminster, Colo., detective Edna Hendershot and they agreed to work together. In comparing details of both attacks they realized they were on the trail of a serial rapist, one who most likely would strike again and soon. After finding yet another nearby case involving the rapist, their investigation identified a white truck near two of the crime scenes.

The truck was traced back to then 32-year-old Army veteran Marc Patrick O’Leary and was arrested at his home.

Marc O Leary Sentence – Now

In October 2011 Marc pleaded guilty to brutally raping three women, including a 65-year-old, and attempting to do the same to a fourth who dove out a window to escape. He was sentenced to 327 and a half years in prison. In 2012 he was given another 62 years after pleading guilty to two rapes in the Washington towns of Lynnwood and Kirkland. According to prison records he will be discharged in July 8886.

According to a 2011 Denver Post piece he said; “I’m standing here because I need to be in prison. I know that probably more than anyone in this room. I’ve known it for a while.”

Marc O Leary Interview

After his sentencing, Marc said in a 45 minutes interview that he had been living a double life and that his sexually deviant thoughts began when he was just 5.

“I’m standing here because I need to be in prison. I know that probably more than anyone in this room. I’ve known it for a while.”

He also told the police that he believed he was a member of a secret society in which the world is divided into “alphas” and “bravos”. He believed he was an “alpha” and thought he could have sex with anyone he wanted. Detectives said that during O’Leary’s attacks, he also referred to “alphas” and “bravos.”

He also said in an interview with the police that, “If you want to find targets, you know, you have to learn how to hunt, hours and hours and hours, walking around various different apartment complexes.”

Marc O Leary Girlfriend

O’Leary was in a relationship with Amy Wozny at the time he was committing the crimes. The two had met on a dating site. During an interview with ‘48 Hours‘ she said;

“He was pretty chivalrous and protective. He was very charming. He was really fun to talk to. We talked for hours at a time quite frequently. There was a lightness to him even though he had a dark sense of humor.”

She also revealed that he needed the “other person to be scared of him.”. She added that she had no idea that when O’Leary wasn’t with her, he was out preying on women. She says that after hearing from the FBI about O’Leary, “I went and threw up. It was pretty upsetting to me.”

Marc O Leary Unbelievable –  Christopher McCarthy Unbelievable Netflix

Marc’s character in the Netflix original ‘Unbelievable’ which is based on his case is called Christopher McCarthy. The miniseries is based on a 2015 ProPublica article. The series focuses on Marie who is one of the victims who reported the assault but the police didn’t believe her which made her change her statement and claim that she was not raped but she rather dreamt about it. She was later charged with force reporting and was fined $500. After the rapist was caught she successfull sued the city and was awarded $150,000 as compensation.