East Coast Rapist
It was definitely the same man raping women and girls along the East Coast, the attacks spanning from Connecticut to Virginia and growing more horrific as year after year passed. Investigators just didn’t know who it was.
What went into catching the ‘East Coast Rapist’ suspect?
Aaron Thomas, 39, wore sunglasses and a baseball cap as he appeared in New Haven Superior Court in Connecticut on a charge of raping a woman in 2007 in her New Haven home in front of her baby.
On Saturday, Police said DNA confirmed Aaron Thomas, an unemployed truck driver, was the East Coast Rapist, suspected in attacks on at least 17 women.
New Haven police said Saturday morning that DNA evidence confirmed a man arrested Friday in Connecticut was the East Coast Rapist.
The FBI said the suspect’s 12 victims, who have ranged from age 14 to 45, were threatened with guns, knives and broken bottles.