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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Elderly women raped in Texas; Serial rapist on the loose

January 19, 2010
YOAKUM, Texas — ...A sexual predator has been assaulting elderly women in central Texas over the past year, terrifying residents and frustrating investigators who have only a vague description of the suspect...
Beginning with the rape of a 65-year-old woman in Yoakum last January, authorities have linked eight sexual assaults or attempted sexual assaults to the suspect, who has been dubbed the “Twilight Rapist” because most of the attacks occurred around dawn...
The victims have all been women, ranging in age from 65 to 91...an 81-year-old woman scared off an intruder with a gun, firing several rounds for good measure...

The attacks occurred in seven rural towns, the largest of which has 6,000 residents. Two women were attacked — one of them twice — in Yoakum, a quiet town about 100 miles east of San Antonio...

Authorities say the attacks appear to have been planned — phone lines were cut and porch lights were unscrewed outside some of the victims’ homes. All the victims lived alone, and one had money stolen...
Just across the interstate in Luling, where the last attack occurred in November, a neighbour said it’s no coincidence the victim was the only woman in his retirement village with a job. (?)
A year into the case there is still no sketch of the suspect, only a vague description of a thin, young and dark-skinned man who is between 51/2- and 6-feet tall...
more on the Net:
Yoakum municipality: http://www.cityofyoakum.org/

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