Lake Highlands Neighbors March, Rally for Safety

Dozens of neighbors walk through the area offering prayers for the victims.

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    Dozens of neighbors walk through the area offering prayers for the victims and hoping the sexual assault suspects are caught soon. (Published Sunday, Mar 24, 2013)

    Neighbors in the Lake Highlands neighborhood of Dallas held five walks Sunday to march for safety.

    Families prayed for arrests in three sexual assault cases.  An intruder attacked a woman in her home on Ferndale Road on Feb. 22. Another woman was assaulted in her home, also on Ferndale Road, on March 15. A third woman was attacked in her home on Aldwick Drive on March 19.

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    Before one of the marches, more than 100 people gathered at the intersection of Ferndale and Church. They received fliers with suggested prayers shortly before walking.

    "We believe that prayer is powerful," said organizer Jessica Haas. "And we can dispel the spirit of fear that has fallen over us in the last weeks. We believe that with the presence of God's people in this place that there will be power, and that our prayers will be effective and that people will be encouraged. And that through this, we trust this criminal will be caught."

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    Dallas police are searching for a serial rapist who has sexually assaulted three women in Lake Highlands in less than a month. (Published Friday, Mar 22, 2013)

    Timeline of Attacks

    Feb. 22 attack on Ferndale Road: A woman was assaulted in her home after a man broke in at about 12:45 a.m. and assaulted her in her bed at knife point. Police said the attacker entered the home through a window and was described as 35-years-old, black with bald or short hair and that he spoke with an African accent. He is estimated to be about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 lbs.

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    March 15 attack on Ferndale Road: A woman was assaulted at about 10 p.m. inside her home on Ferndale Road after a man entered the home through a window. The man was described as Latino and in his 20s with a round, chubby face and a buzz cut. He was clean-shaven and spoke English with a Spanish accent. He is estimated to be about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 200 lbs.

    March 19 attack on Aldwick Drive: A woman was assaulted at about 6:45 a.m. inside her home on Aldwick Drive after a man kicked in the front door. The man is described as Latino, in his early 20s with light skin, a thin build and a thin mustache. He is estimated to be 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. The man spoke English with a Spanish accent and wore a gray hoodie and black leather gloves. Police said the man may have a scratch on his body.

    Security Top of Mind in Lake Highlands

    [DFW] Security Top of Mind in Lake Highlands
    Dallas police patrols and alarm company trucks were seen Thursday in the Lake Highlands neighborhood plagued by recent sexual assaults. (Published Thursday, Mar 21, 2013)

    Crime Stoppers is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the cases. Anyone with information is asked to call the police tip line at 214-670-4415.