By Jen Rodino
Local authorities continue searching for the man they believe has committed three separate brutal sexual assaults in the past nine months. Many are concerned and fear that the man will attack again in the near future.
The first assault took place in Jupiter on April 9. The other two occurred in the West Palm Beach-Lake Worth area on Aug. 7 and Jan. 16.
Capt. Carol Gregg, head of Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office’s special investigations division, told the Palm Beach Post, “all three women were seriously injured and the ones attacked in August and January required hospitalization.”
The three women were alone when attacked. It appears that the rapist chooses his victims based on their isolation.
The rapist violently attacks the victim and beats them about the head and face for a few minutes, then leaves.
Palm Beach County detectives refuse to comment any further than what has been reported in the Feb. 4 issue of the Palm Beach Post, but indicated that no new attacks have been reported.
However, agencies across the West Palm Beach and Lake Worth areas are still alert and following the open case.