In the 1970s, Eugene Williams Gall Jr. personified a parent’s worst nightmare: He was the creepy stranger who stalked little girls, his twisted mind bent on rape and murder.
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Eugene Gall Timeline:
April 12, 1977: Gall, known as the Friday Night Rapist in Middletown, is paroled from Lebanon Correctional Institution after serving less than five years in prison for assaults on five women in Butler and Warren counties, including the rape at knifepoint of a 15-year-old.
Oct. 20, 1977: Beth Ann Mote, 14, is abducted while walking to school. When she doesn’t come home that evening, an intensive search ensues. In the days that follow, her bloody clothing and school books are found in Dayton and, a week after her disappearance, her body is found in a Miami Twp. field.
March 7, 1978: A 13-year-old Dayton girl is abducted on her way to Huffman School and raped.
April 3, 1978: Four Beavercreek school children are abducted at gunpoint from their bus stop and taken to the nearby home of one of the children.
April 5, 1978: Lisa Jansen, 12, of Cincinnati is abducted on her way to school, raped and murdered. Her body was found in Boone County, Ky. Eugene Gall is arrested that day after he robbed a convenience store and shot and wounded a state trooper. After Gall’s arrest, local detectives link him to the Oakwood, Dayton and Beavercreek crimes.