The police are using a new weapon to try to put an end to the serial
rapes in northwest Miami-Dade County.
Miami-Dade police mailed out 54,000 fliers to all of the homes and
businesses in the area that has been terrorized by a serial rapist
over the past year. The fliers will arrive in the mail Tuesday.
The fliers, the first of their kind used by MDP, include a composite
sketch of the rapist and a description.
One man has been linked to six sexual assaults -- four of the
assaults have been linked by DNA; including the Nov. 28 rapes of two
girls, ages 7 and 8.
Authorities say the rapist covers his face and carries a weapon. He
finds an open door or window to access the homes of his victims. Most
of the attacks took place in the Liberty City neighborhood northwest
of downtown Miami, a few miles from where the other serial rapist
Community activists and others are trying to alert others to be on the lookout.
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"Ask all of the churches, all of the community groups, all of the
persons who are concerned and who care about particularly our girls,
our women, to be careful, to beware. And we want to put out an alert
for the serial rapist," said the Rev. Richard Dunn. If you have any
information that could help police, you are asked to call Miami-Dade
CrimeStoppers at (305) 471-TIPS.