Alleged serial rapist faces new charges in Inkster

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

The Redford Township man accused in a string of sexual assaults in multiple Metro municipalities has been charged in connection with a home invasion and assault in Inkster.

According to the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, Ikeie Ranordo Smith, 32, allegedly broke into a woman’s home around 5:54 a.m. Aug. 23, 2011. He is accused of hitting the woman in the face several times before leaving the scene, officials said.

Smith has been charged with home invasion first degree and assault with intent to do great bodily harm. He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in 22nd District Court.

Officials have accused Smith of being a serial rapist, possibly involved in as many as 35 home invasion or sexual assault cases in Metro Detroit.

Smith already faces charges in Dearborn Heights, Allen Park, Garden City and Redford Township.

“This is one of several warrants that we have charged on this defendant in the last two weeks,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said in a statement Tuesday. “The allegations in these cases show that this defendant was a one man crime spree who victimized with impunity for a long time — until now.”

On Thursday, Smith was arraigned in Dearborn Heights with two counts of first-degree home invasion, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of torture in connection with incidents on Dec. 9, 2013, and Sept. 9, 2014. On Sept. 13, he was arraigned in Allen Park for similar charges.

On Sept. 9 in Garden City, Smith was arraigned on charges of first-degree home invasion, three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was remanded without bail.

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