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Dearborn police: Alleged serial rapist arrested

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Dearborn police, working with several law enforcement agencies, arrested a man suspected home invasions and sexual assaults in at least eight communities in Metro Detroit dating to 2011.

The alleged assaults go back years and “involve at least eight jurisdictions” in Metro Detroit, according to a release from Dearborn police.

Dearborn police Chief Ronald Haddad said in the statement that a task force, including Michigan State Police, the FBI, Livonia police and other neighboring police departments, “have expended an enormous amount of resources and energy” in identifying and finding the suspect.

Charges are expected by week’s end; investigators say they will continue to follow leads. Dearborn police expect to share details at a news conference, possibly Friday.

In October 2015, the department began to connect the dots between the crimes in a press release that shared the offender’s method of commiting crimes.

“The suspect in these incidents enters occupied homes through unsecured first floor access points,” the release said. “The investigation is ongoing and we are currently analyzing recovered evidence to develop a suspect.”

Another release in November 2015 stated that “Allen Park, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Redford and Garden City are currently working to identify and arrest the suspect.”