Dallas Police Announce Serial Rapist Arrest

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    An accused serial rapist is behind bars in Dallas for one sexual assault as police stack up charges for others.

    A suspected serial rapist has been arrested in connection to one attack, according to Dallas police.

    Dallas Deputy Police Chief Gilberto Garza announced the arrest of a suspected serial rapist during a Friday morning press conference.

    Police identified the man as 27-year-old Jesus Alalid Madrid-Dubon. He was arrested early Friday morning at his home in Irving by a fugitive task force. According to Garza and the police department, the suspected rapist is responsible for three sexual assaults that occurred in Dallas.

    Madrid-Dubon has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and sexual assault for the Feb. 4 attack of a 16-year-old girl. 

    Police said Madrid-Dubon forced that victim into his car at gunpoint and then raped her in a parking lot in the 7600 block of Sovereign Row, an industrial area of Northwest Dallas near John Carpenter Freeway and Mockingbird Lane.

    The similarities in the Feb. 4 offense of sexual assault is being linked to crimes in Jan. and Aug., Dallas police said.

    Police plan to file additional aggravated sexual assault charges for a Jan. 7 attack that occurred on an adult woman in a vacant lot on the same block of Sovereign Row. Police said the suspect used social media to arrange a meeting, then used a weapon to force the victim to have sex in the Jan. 7 attack.

    Garza said detectives are hoping more witnesses will come forward with additional details.

    "We’re still looking at all the possible dots we can connect to him in other similar cases that may have occurred in Dallas or may not have occurred in Dallas," Garza said.

    Police said a sexual assault on Aug. 24, 2013 has also been connected to the suspect. The victim in that case was forced to perform sexual acts at knifepoint in a warehouse parking lot in the 1000 block of East R.L. Thornton Freeway.

    “We didn’t have enough to make an arrest at that time,” Garza said.

    Garza said there were similarities between the cases in the manner of attack and items the perpetrator had with him but he declined to be specific.

    Police initially declined to release specific information about the suspect or similarities of the sexual assaults, but provided details Friday afternoon. Investigators said they are hoping more victims will come forward with additional details.

    Police initially released the mugshot of Madrid-Dubon on Friday, but at 5:30 p.m., authorities said the photo could jeoporadize photo line ups as the investigation continues. 

    Madrid-Dubon also faces arrest warrents from Irving and Bastrop County. He is being held on $1 million bond.

    NBC 5's Ken Kalthoff contributed to this report.