Rapes Of Elderly Women Terrify Central Texas Towns

A sexual predator accused of attacking elderly women in central Texas has left local communities terrified as investigators struggle to identify a suspect.

Authorities have only a vague description of a man they believe raped or tried to sexually assault eight women beginning last January in towns as far as 200 miles apart.

Pepper spray has been flying off the shelves in Yoakum, where two attacks occurred. In Marquez, a landlord handed out stun guns for Christmas.

The eight victims range in age from 65 to 91, and most were attacked around dawn. One woman was attacked twice, despite moving across town after the first assault.

Authorities say phone lines were cut and porch lights were unscrewed outside some of the victims' homes. All the victims lived alone.

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  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    Give the weak a gun so they can defend themselves. You'll find out who the suspect is in a hurry.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    Sick!This guy has no Conscience or soul
  • by Ann Location: Pitt County on Jan 18, 2010 at 07:46 AM
    Sick you know what... that man is. Hope he gets shot. Then he is going straight to we all know where. God Bless those poor women.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 at 05:18 AM
    Very Sad. Just goes to show how we are animals,preying on the weak.

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