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The so called East Coast -- best finally caught police say DNA confirmed a man arrested Friday in Connecticut.
Is this serial rape suspect Aaron Thomas.
The man is accused of sexually assaulting women from Virginia to Rhode Island over twelve years.
The sexual assaults BN from 1997.
Twelve cases have been linked by DNA to the same offender the arrests came after authorities recently put up electronic billboards searching for the 39 year old wanted for seventeen rapes and other attacks cops say a tip from Prince William county Virginia directed them to Thomas he was charged with sexual assault and first degree.
Burglary in the first degree.
And risking injury to a minor he was also charged as a fugitive for justice in that Prince William county case which argues that two counts of rape.
Abducting and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony in the first degree.
Investigators say Thomas typically approached women outdoors on foot and threatened them with a knife screwdriver.
Or a handgun.
The last known attack occurred on Halloween night in 2009.
When two teenagers were raped on their way home from trick or treating in Virginia.
Now a sigh of relief for many communities.
I'm very happy.
Very happy that then he's been quiet because I was I was afraid he'd come back.
The vacuum -- -- -- this person come from.
You know and I have teenage children then.
I feel so much better that this -- what.
Thomas is now being held on one million dollar bond in New Haven, Connecticut he's scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
In New York Julie Banderas Fox News.
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