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    GA - serial rapist suspected in middle Georgia incidents near Fort Valley State Univ.

    Peach authorities increase patrol, form task force to catch accused rapist


    FORT VALLEY -- Five break-ins in seven days in which two women were raped has prompted Peach County authorities to beef up patrols and form a task force.

    Authorities think one man is responsible, and Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said he thinks the man’s intent is not burglary but rape.

    “In none of them, he’s actually broken in and taken stuff,” Deese said. “He’s getting the ladies out of bed or waking them up, so I think his motive is more toward the women than the property.”

    Two of the break-ins occurred early Thursday....

    ...All the break-ins occurred within walking distance and near Fort Valley State University.... The first residential break-in was April 2 ....

    ...Anyone with any information is asked to contact Fort Valley police at 478-825-3384, the Peach County sheriff’s office at 478-825-8269, or call 911. ...



    more at: http://www.macon.com/2015/04/09/3685...-force-in.html

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    April 2nd – female college student wakes up around 3 a.m. to find a man in her house (Julius Simmons Avenue). The man has a gun. He raped her and left.

    April 5th – female college student wakes up around 3 a.M. to find a man in her house (Vandaway Street). The man has a gun. He raped her and left.

    April 8th – female college student wakes up around 3 a.m. to find a man in her house (Pear Street, which dead ends into campus). The man has a gun. She struggles with him, and he leaves.

    April 9th – early morning hours, woman hears something and finds a man in her living room on Green Street. She yells for her husband and the man runs away.

    April 9th – early morning hours, woman is woken up by man in her bedroom, she is sleeping in bed with her children, he takes her outside, she struggles with him and he runs away. (Montrose Street – right around the corner from Green Street)
    Fort Valley investigating break-ins, rapes
    More at link/video: http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/25524259/

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    Quote Originally Posted by enzeder View Post
    Fort Valley investigating break-ins, rapes
    More at link/video: http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/25524259/
    Thanks for that, enzeder.

    IMO, this is really scary. That is QUITE a spree -- if it really is all the same guy, and I won't be surprised if it is.

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    Three Fort Valley Burglaries All Include A Man With The Same Description

    Fort Valley Police Chief Lawrence Spurgeon created a task force Thursday, including the Peach County Sheriffs Department, Fort Valley State University Campus Police Department and detectives from the Fort Valley Police Department. "Based upon the facts and the circumstances and the way that the crimes were committed, we believe it's the same suspect," Spurgeon says.

    "We wanted to make sure this investigation was given top priority and it was given all our resources pointing in the same direction," added Spurgeon.

    read more ............... http://www.wgxa.tv/news/topstories/T...299254001.html

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    Haven't seen too much about this in the news for a few days, but I did find this from a few days after the most recent post:

    GBI to join Fort Valley's Sexual Assault Task Force


    The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is joining the search for a serial rapist and burglar near Fort Valley State University. ...

    more at: http://www.41nbc.com/story/d/story/g...j0afYm4tFuPOKQ

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    Articles say he is entering through unlocked doors. He is probably walking around at night trying doors to see which ones are open. Who knows he may walk in some homes and then leave if he doesn't see a good victim and they never knew he was there.

    And the news stations sure are providing a detailed description of his clothing but not the guy himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonya610 View Post
    Articles say he is entering through unlocked doors. He is probably walking around at night trying doors to see which ones are open. Who knows he may walk in some homes and then leave if he doesn't see a good victim and they never knew he was there.

    And the news stations sure are providing a detailed description of his clothing but not the guy himself.
    Sonya, there were some descriptions earlier on:

    ...The suspect was described as a black man, standing 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 130 to 150 pounds. He has worn dark clothing and a red bandana over his face....
    http://www.macon.com/2015/04/09/3685...-force-in.html

    ...Deese says the accused rapist is around 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slender build. In all the break-ins, he wore black clothing and a red bandana over his face. They believe he is in his early to mid-20s....
    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/25524259/

    It may be that the description has varied a little from victim to victim, even though it's thought it's the same guy, because, well, people remember different things. Also, with the bandana disguise, I guess some of his facial features haven't been visible.

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    Uhoh -- another round of activity, sounds like same suspect.

    Rash of recent incidents, including rape, spurs Peach task force meeting

    ...Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said there had been no additional incidents for three weeks until Sunday, then seven break-ins - including the rape early Tuesday and an attempted rape Sunday.

    The suspect description is the same and the method of operation is similar.

    Victims, most sleeping, wake up to find the suspect in their homes. He is wearing dark clothing and his face is covered with a bandanna. He takes nothing.

    In five of the most recent cases, the suspect fled after finding a man in the home. ...
    more at: http://www.macon.com/2015/04/28/3717...ce-formed.html

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    Television coverage from this evening's news at at 11, from Macon's 13WMAZ, with video:

    New rape, attempted rape, break-ins reported in Fort Valley

    Law enforcement in Fort Valley is investigating a new rape case, one attempted rape and five other break-ins, all reported in the past three days. ...

    ...In the latest case, Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese said a Fort Valley State University student said she was raped by an intruder around 1 a.m. in her home on Spencer Street.

    Five other people reported break-ins between 3 and 5 a.m. Monday, Deese said. No rapes or attempted rapes were reported in those cases, he said.

    And a woman on Julius Simmons Road told 13WMAZ's Sitarah Coote that a man broke into her apartment around 3 a.m. Sunday.

    She said she woke up to see him sitting on her couch and then he tried to rape her. ...
    more and video at: http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...lley/26524447/

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    For the 2nd day in a row, channel 13WMAZ in Macon really showcased the resurgence of the suspected serial intruder/rapist in Fort Valley, leading with the story on its news at 6 p.m. today even ahead of the year-anniversary update on the unsolved murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond in Putnam County. Here's the link to today's coverage, both links with video, I believe. At the first link, a former GBI special agent in charge who speaks has some interesting comments, IMO, about serial offenders, how they are easier to detect in small communities, why it is likely that the recent incidents are indeed the crimes of one person and not "copycats", and a few other topics.

    Solving the Fort Valley rapes and break-ins
    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/26601881/


    Fort Valley residents react to break-ins, rapes
    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/26601475/


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    Burglaries are often just a gateway crime to sexual assaults. Never take it lightly, women, if you suspect someone has been in your home whether you were there at the time or not. Report it, beef up the locks, have a few friends over for a week or two, or spend the night away for awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwoods View Post
    For the 2nd day in a row, channel 13WMAZ in Macon really showcased the resurgence of the suspected serial intruder/rapist in Fort Valley, leading with the story on its news at 6 p.m. today even ahead of the year-anniversary update on the unsolved murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond in Putnam County. Here's the link to today's coverage, both links with video, I believe. At the first link, a former GBI special agent in charge who speaks has some interesting comments, IMO, about serial offenders, how they are easier to detect in small communities, why it is likely that the recent incidents are indeed the crimes of one person and not "copycats", and a few other topics.


    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/26601881/



    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/26601475/
    A year ago already? Hard to believe that case has not been solved by DNA or other up-to-date forensic techniques. RIP, Mr. & Mrs. Dermond.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Backwoods View Post
    For the 2nd day in a row, channel 13WMAZ in Macon really showcased the resurgence of the suspected serial intruder/rapist in Fort Valley, leading with the story on its news at 6 p.m. today even ahead of the year-anniversary update on the unsolved murders of Russell and Shirley Dermond in Putnam County. Here's the link to today's coverage, both links with video, I believe. At the first link, a former GBI special agent in charge who speaks has some interesting comments, IMO, about serial offenders, how they are easier to detect in small communities, why it is likely that the recent incidents are indeed the crimes of one person and not "copycats", and a few other topics.


    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/26601881/



    http://www.13wmaz.com/story/news/loc...apes/26601475/
    A year ago already? Hard to believe that case has not been solved by DNA or other up-to-date forensic techniques. RIP, Mr. & Mrs. Dermond.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
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    Unless I provide a link or refer to a specific link, all my ramblings are theories, speculation, scenarios based on what info is available and my own unique life experiences.

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    Nice article about victim assistance in this case, as well as a recap of the incidents and warnings to residents.

    Hodac crime victim advocate helps women attacked by Fort Valley rapist

    When a serial rapist attacked women in Fort Valley, Lillian Hadley-Small was among those who answered the call to help the victims....

    ...“I understand what it’s like, so I’m grateful to be one that can serve. ... It’s a passion of mine, and I’m thankful for the opportunity, and I know it’s only because I was once in their shoes.”

    Hadley-Small was dispatched to the hospital for all four sexual assault incidents -- two rapes and two attempted rapes -- near the Fort Valley State University campus in April. The most recent rape was early Tuesday. ...

    ...Peach County authorities think they are dealing with a serial rapist after at least a dozen break-ins in which an armed, masked man in dark clothing was discovered in the homes but stole nothing. The suspect descriptions match, the break-ins are similar and all within walking distance of each other.

    The suspect is described as a black man, 20 to 30 years old, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing between 130 and 150 pounds. A task force has been formed, and the GBI has been called in.

    Authorities are advising residents to be extra vigilant. ...




    http://www.macon.com/2015/05/03/3726...ate-helps.html

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    Crimestoppers offers $2,500 reward in connection to Fort Valley serial rapist

    A $2,500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of an alleged serial rapist that has been terrorizing women near the Fort Valley State University campus.

    At least a dozen break-ins in April are believed to have been committed by the same man....

    ...University officials have invited female students to move into college housing campus until the end of the semester.

    At a news conference Monday, J.T. Ricketson, special agent in charge of the GBI Perry office, announced the reward at the Macon Regional Crimestoppers office in Macon. Ricketson declined to release any new details about case, except to say that there has been very little crime scene evidence on hand....

    ...To submit information to Crimestoppers, call 478-742-2330, or visit www.crimestop.us. ...







    read more at: http://www.macon.com/2015/05/04/3728...ward.html?rh=1

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