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A violent sexual predator who's been on the run for more than a decade may finally face justice.
They've caught a suspect they call him the East Coast rapists and here's -- victory made his first court appearance today New Haven, Connecticut.
Prosecutors say DNA links this 39 year old man Aaron Thomas.
To the attacks of at least seventeen women dating all the way back to 1997.
They tell us they finally busted him after they got his DNA from a cigarette that he tossed into a local book into a local court.
When police arrested him last week we're told he asked that what took still -- -- Investigators say thomas' response over Rampage that lasted twelve years -- several states Maryland Virginia Connecticut Rhode Island.
Among these alleged victims are young woman's infant son was in the room during the attack and two teenage trick or -- Officials say this man tried to hang himself in his cell over the weekend but he survived.
Now he's facing a series of charges including rape sexual assault and abduction.
Let's take it to the judge our Fox News senior judicial analyst judge entered a Paula -- was with a C also lakers freedom watch.
On Fox Business Network just up the dial it.
I spend my whole life dealing with the news and I didn't I really wasn't aware of this guy you know it's sort of stayed under the radar because this -- been going on since 1997.
As I mentioned -- -- iso one of the billboards not far from where we are now but it didn't occur to me the magnitude of this until it was caught.
Last week this is it if it is the same person -- it almost sounds like he confessed to it.
At the time that they arrested him this is an extraordinary amount of crimes of the most.
For which he's wanted them in half a dozen states one of which will try him first -- -- who probably plead guilty in the others this DNA evidence I guess they got some saliva or some sort of DNA office cigarette butt.
I mean it comes down to just this now and and if that's admissible yes yes DNA -- -- there was collected at the scene from the clothing of the of the victims and other material left at the scene.
And DNA of course came from his lips when he smoked a cigarette and then tossed it away and they were able to make a matched it perfect match.
Is it's like you know.
A certainty that it's the same human -- so if they did the the science -- then the evidence against him of his guilt is overwhelming.
So he can get very guilty clearly -- moving from state to state charge and in many different ways but wolf while you're here.
This talk of a preemptive strike -- a preemptive strike.
Of bombing Libya.
-- stop its air force that you could take out its radar sites and military installations and all that or is as senator.
Ran for president.
Senator -- discussed over the weekend.
I'll remember it could that you could just be Kerry John Kerry -- -- are.
You could just bomb that the runways at any rate this idea that the United States would be involved.
Such thinking the president can you just do well congress -- and something called the war powers act which lets the president use the military in any way he wants for ninety days.
Without congressional approval renewable -- another ninety days after a 180 -- he has to get.
Congress' approval if congress disapproved -- that if congress said you know you can't spend the money on this that would be a different story but in congress is silence.
The president can do that.
Now that that contradicts the constitution which only in the war powers act is unconstitutional right yes because only the congress can declare war the president can't go abroad searching for monsters to -- This particular monster -- something that we embraced in 2003.
When he supposedly gave up nuclear weaponry and welcome them into the community of western nations we tried to kill in the 1986.
When we believe.
That he had killed American troops so we have a very strange relationship with this guy.
The president's Defense Secretary over the weekend said anybody any future secretary of defense who sends troops into a land -- -- Asia Asia have his head examined.
And a no fly zone is very very complicated we have to destroy all anti aircraft equipment on the ground.
That we have to destroy all planes on the ground that we have to destroy -- jets in the air.
And that we have to occupy the airspace over a country that's.
Twice the size of Texas.
You accidentally knock out one family.
One of them women and children of whom they then get pictures and distribute to the Arab world and then where are we and whoever our allies are on this matter then well -- we don't think we're burying ourselves.
And we have a lot of problems you know the the rebels -- some British special forces forces over the weekend trying to save the life of -- British diplomat.
And they locked up the -- even though the brits were on their side saying as soon as word gets out that a western countries trying to help us the population we'll turn against us.
All right we're gonna talk more about this later in the hour because this I mean on Thursday Friday last week this sounded like to somebody yet -- yet cardiac and and then now all of a sudden now comes John Kerry and I mean and becomes the president himself earlier today saying they you know which would beat us is considering yes.
All right thank you judge -- Jewish.
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