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Alleged Philadelphia serial stalker, rapist arrested in Indianapolis

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Posted at 5:27 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-23 12:41:24-04

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly stalking and raping several women in Philadelphia, according to the Philadelphia Police Department.

The 28-year-old suspect was arrested at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday in Indianapolis for unrelated vehicle charges, according to Philadelphia police.

According to Chris Bavender, the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Public Affairs Specialist in Indianapolis, Metro police conducted a traffic stop on the suspect at a strip mall on the east side of Indianapolis. The FBI Indianapolis Violent Crime Task Force kept surveillance on multiple locations for 36 hours until he was located, at which point the IMPD SWAT team was called. Indiana State Police were also involved in his arrest. He was arrested on an out-of-state warrant.

His arrest comes one day after the Philly Police Department called on the public to help locate a man allegedly tied to a series of crimes that occurred in three days. The crimes consisted of sexual assault, rape, stalking and robbery.

According to ABC's WPVI, the suspect preyed on his victims and sexually assaulted them before getting away. Most of his victims worked in Philadelphia's service industry.

The suspect is believed to be connected to a total of eight crimes in the Philly area that happened between May 15 and May 18.

The suspect is currently being held by the Marion County Sheriffs Department where he faces several charges concerning a vehicle investigation, according to Philadelphia police. He is expected to be extradited to Pennsylvania where he awaits charges.

This is an ongoing investigation at this time, and the article will be updated with more information as it becomes available.