Seventh attack traced to Clayton County serial rapist, police say

Seventh attack traced to Clayton County serial rapist, police say

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Police believe a serial rapist has hit again for the seventh time.

Investigators told Channel 2's Matt Johnson they believe a rapist attacked a woman on Saturday, holding her at knifepoint.

The serial rapist is accused of attacking six women over a two-year span.

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Police have released sketches of the man in hopes that someone will recognize him.

Police want all eyes on two sketches of the serial rapist who has preyed on Clayton County since 2015.

Channel 2 Action News first showed you the sketches when police released them last summer.

Police say DNA evidence now links the man to the rapes.


Johnson showed the sketches to Patricia Adams, not far from the most recent sexual assault on Southlake Parkway.

"I get off this time every night so I want to make sure I get home safe, and I don't live far," Adams said.

Police said the rapist forced a woman inside her home with a knife Saturday at an apartment complex in the 7000 block of Southlake Parkway.

The victim's boyfriend walked in on the attack and the sexual predator ran away before police could respond.

Police say the attacker has different ways of getting to his victims, including yelling at them as they walk to their apartments.

"I would make sure I'm in a lighted area, full lighted area. If I see him, I'll start automatically screaming, locking doors, do whatever I have to," Adams said.

The Southlake Parkway and Battle Creek corridors are among the places where police will begin to hand out safety tips.

Police said the man has used a knife and a gun in different cases. He's been known to enter through open windows and also by forcing his way inside after knocking to get his victims to open the door.