Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Joana Mihajlovska, Agency: Newsflash
A suspected serial rapist who lured women into his home under the guise of offering them a cleaning job has been arrested in Mexico.
The suspect was arrested in the neighbourhood of Pueblo Santa Catarina in the municipality of Azcapotzalco in the Mexican capital Mexico City, according to an official report by the Attorney General’s Office on 9th December.
The suspect has been identified as Marco Antonio, age not disclosed, by local media. The police arrested him after a victim reported him to the Sex Crimes Prosecution on 28th November.
Mexico City Attorney General Ernestina Godoy Ramos, 66, said the suspect would find his victims via social media and pretend to be looking for someone to clean his house in exchange for money.
She said once the women arrived at his house, they were “physically and mentally abused; they were raped”.
Police were led to the suspect after two different victims reported similar incidents to authorities which helped them establish a ‘modus operandi’.
The second victim spoke with police on 28th November. However, there was no information given on the first victim.
The Attorney General said the suspect’s home was raided where agents found recording equipment, mobile phones, and other materials that are being analysed for evidence.
She went on to ask any woman who suffered similar experiences to contact the authorities. The total number of victims Marco is alleged to have raped is unclear.
However, Mexican outlet Uno TV said the suspect is thought to have raped at least three women in two weeks. (https://bit.ly/3oYwY3H)
The suspect is being kept at a preventative prison as a judge decides what his legal situation should be.
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