Man Arrested in Connection to Rape Cases Dating Back to 2008

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    Dallas police arrested a Lewisville they believe might be connected with at least rapes dating back to 2008. (Published Tuesday, March 5, 2013)

    Dallas police arrested a Lewisville man they believe might be connected with at least four rapes dating back to 2008.

    Detectives arrested 33-year-old Fernando Munoz on Friday at his Lewisville home. Munoz was arrested for burglary with intent to commit sexual assault and other warrants. 
    Dallas Police Sergeant Warren Mitchell said in a statement, detectives collected DNA from Munoz to compare to other DNA samples gathered from previous rape cases.
    “Those swabs have been submitted to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences (SWIFS) for comparison to evidence previously collected from four Sexual Assault offenses reported to the Dallas Police Department from 2008 through 2013,” Mitchell said in the statement.
    Testing on the DNA samples could take weeks.
    NBC 5 obtained court documents related to Munoz’s arrest. The documents state that Munoz is from Cuba, with family in the Houston area and also in Denton County. Munoz has previous charges in Denton County for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a burglary charge in Harris County.
    In the bail request form obtained by NBC 5, an officer said Munoz is “under investigation for multiple sex assaults in Dallas” and that the department considers Munoz “an extreme danger to society.” The officer also noted that Munoz “has committed burglaries in multiple counties in Texas” and is considered a flight risk.
    He is currently in the Dallas County jail. No bond was set.