Suspect in 'East Coast Rapist' Case Arrested

Saturday, 05 Mar 2011 09:43 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Federal and local authorities say a man suspected of terrorizing women with sexual assaults from Virginia to Rhode Island over a span of 12 years as the so-called East Coast Rapist has been arrested in Connecticut.

Police spokesman Joseph Avery said the suspect, 39-year-old Aaron Thomas, was facing questioning by investigators following his arrest Friday at his home in New Haven.

U.S. Marshal Joe Faughnan said a tip from Prince William County, Virginia, directed them to Thomas. Authorities planned a news conference Saturday to provide further details on the investigation.

Avery said Thomas was not formally charged and was being held by police for questioning. Avery said Thomas "has been identified as the East Coast Rapist."

Thomas could not be reached for comment; it was not known if he had legal representation.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Washington Museum Won't Give up Guns After All

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 20:47 PM

A small museum in northwestern Washington state says it won't be removing all of the weapons from its World War II exhib . . .

State Senator Protesting Ferguson a Victim of Attempted Carjacking

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 19:56 PM

A Missouri state senator and gun-control advocate who has protested police actions in Ferguson surrounding the Michael B . . .

FBI Arrests 2 Would-be Ferguson Bomb Suspects

Saturday, 22 Nov 2014 18:05 PM

Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a grand jury . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved