CONNECTICUT RAPIST NABBED IN FLORIDA AFTER 44 YEARS ON THE LAM AND ASSUMING DEAD CHILD’S IDENTITY. Douglas Bennett, 76, was a former drama department instructor at Mount Holyoke College
November 7, 2020
Florida federal prosecutors have announced the capture of a fugitive Connecticut rapist after he went on the lam 44 years ago and who they say assumed the identity of a 5-year-old who died in 1945.
Douglas Bennett, 76, a former drama department instructor at Mount Holyoke College, the prestigious private liberal arts college for women, was taken into custody in Clearwater, Fla., where he had been living for years.
Bennett disappeared before he was due to turn himself in to begin serving a prision sentence in the brutal