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Serial rapist sought in attacks on at least 30 massage parlor workers

September 25, 2013|By Richard Winton

Authorities believe a serial rapist has attacked at least 30 women in massage parlors across Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, according to Riverside police.

The attacks began at least four years ago and stretch from East San Gabriel Valley to Riverside. DNA evidence gathered at the crime scenes was recently matched, allowing police to make an attack-to-attack link in some of the cases to the same perpetrator, law enforcement sources said.

The serial attacker is known to have displayed a handgun before forcing the women into sex acts and robbing them.

In an effort to identify the man, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz plans at a news conference Wednesday to display photos and video images of the suspect from security camera systems in several of the massage businesses.

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