Dallas police identify serial rape suspect, say more charges to come

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Dallas police identify serial rape suspect, say more charges to come

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by TANYA EISERER & MATT GOODMAN

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Posted on February 7, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 7 at 10:39 PM

DALLAS — Dallas police say they’ve arrested a suspected serial rapist tied to three sexual assaults since August and are investigating whether there are more victims.

Investigators identified the suspect as Jesus Alalid Madrid-Dubon, 27, of Irving, late Friday afternoon. He is being booked into the Lew Sterrett Justice Center on a single count of aggravated kidnapping. His bond is set at $1 million. 

Madrid-Dubon is charged with the rape of a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday in the 7600 block of Sovereign Row, located near Mockingbird Lane and John W. Carpenter Freeway. According to department spokeswoman Sherri Jeffrey, Madrid-Dubon is accused of forcing the teen into his vehicle and raping her at gunpoint.

The 16-year-old picked him out of a lineup, authorities said.

Police plan to charge him with a second charge of aggravated sexual assault in the Jan. 7 rape of a woman he lured to Sovereign Row using social media. DNA tests are pending from both of those assaults. 

Earlier in the day, Deputy Chief Gil Garza said the same suspect is linked to a rape on Aug. 24 that occurred near R.L. Thornton Freeway. According to a police report, the suspect “produced a knife” and forced the victim to “perform sexual acts.” 

As of Friday afternoon, Madrid-Dubon has not been formally charged with any other crime. Jeffrey said he is charged with aggravated kidnapping because it carries a more severe penalty than aggravated sexual assault. 

“In addition to the geographic location in which assaults took place, detectives identified specific actions taken by Madrid-Dubon consistent in both offenses,” Jeffrey wrote in a release. 

Police reports indicate the suspect fled in a white cream car in two of the three assaults.

Madrid-Dubon was arrested without incident at 6:25 a.m. at his home in Irving. He also had a warrant for his arrest issued in Bastrop County south of Austin for driving without a license in 2012. He had three additional traffic-related warrants out of Irving at the time of his arrest, according to a spokesman.

Sources say police have seized videotaped evidence from Madrid-Dubon's cell phone related to the attacks.

Officials also are continuing to conduct additional searches in the on-going investigation.

The Irving Police Department is also investigating whether he is a suspect in any open sexual assault cases there.

He's from Honduras, police said.

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