Man charged in multiple Detroit rape cases
A 21-year-old Detroit man has been charged in connection with two sexual assaults, one in 2008 and another in March of this year, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office.
The suspect is expected to be arraigned in both cases Thursday in 36th District Court in Detroit. His name was withheld pending arraignment.
The charges follow the Detroit Police Department’s announcement Saturday that it had a person of interest in custody in connection with multiple sexual assaults. The suspect was arrested Friday night on a different offense.
Around 2:30 a.m. March 24, 2008, the suspect allegedly kidnapped two women, ages 25 and 26, and sexually assaulted and robbed them in an alley at Wisconsin and Cortland. He is charged with two counts of kidnapping, six counts of criminal sexual conduct and two counts of unarmed robbery.
In another incident at midnight March 29, 2015, the suspect allegedly kidnapped, sexually and physically assaulted and robbed three women, ages 19, 20 and 21, near Fenkell and Schaefer. In that case, charges include three counts of kidnapping, nine counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and two counts of armed robbery.
“I would like to commend the work of the Detroit Police Department, but our work is not done,” said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy in a news release Tuesday. “We will continue to investigate any other cases related to this suspect.”