Police: Serial rapist has attacked 8 near Fair Park in Dallas since June

Published on Wednesday, 4 September 2013 16:32 - Written by

DALLAS (AP) — Police say a serial rapist has attacked six women in the last two weeks and eight, total, since June in a neighborhood near downtown Dallas that will host the state fair later this month.

Investigators say the latest victim came forward Wednesday to report that she was assaulted Aug. 28. They say the suspect targets women who are out walking in the early morning hours near Fair Park.

Maj. Jeff Cotner says patrols have been increased but that people should be extra careful when walking near the park. It will host the State Fair of Texas from Sept. 27 through Oct. 20.

Police say six attacks happened in the last two weeks and the man usually tries to rob the women before he sexually assaults them.

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