The man police charged last summer with murder in the death of two prostitutes and a teenage girl in Indiana also faces charges related to a sexual assault in California, officials said Tuesday.
Kevin L. Hampton faces five counts including kidnapping and rape with a foreign object stemming from an incident on Dec. 4, 2004, said John Rice, a deputy district attorney for San Diego County.

If convicted, Hampton faces life in prison under California's sentencing guidelines.

"He's charged under our one strike sex laws," Rice said. "The offenses that he has been charged with are predatory."

Prosecutors in Indiana last July charged Hampton, 43, with three counts of murder in last year's strangulation deaths of two prostitutes and the killing of an 18-year woman five years ago after DNA evidence linked him to that slaying.

He is serving a 40-year sentence for drug dealing and could face 235 years if convicted of killing Dianna Lehman, 18 and Cassie Harris, 48 - who witnesses said worked together as prostitutes - and Tannette Dickison.

It's not uncommon for sexual predators to move around the country, Flood said.

"Hampton is, from what I've seen, one of the more dangerous people that I've encountered," he said. "Assuming all that what he's been accused of is true, then he definitely falls into that category of a serial predator."