Black rapist targets white males in Houston
The serial rapist-robber began his attacks in east Harris County in April and his assaults have occurred every 30 to 60 days.
But what makes this case so unusual is that women are not the target. So far the five victims have all been young, white males in their late teens or early 20s, mostly students still living at their parents' homes.
The attacker is described as a light-skinned black male, clean-cut and nicely dressed, in his late 20s. He stands 5-foot-6 to 6 feet tall and weighs about 200 pounds.
Investigators have released a composite sketch, based on victims' recollections, and are working with the FBI to develop a profile to determine whether the crimes are racially motivated or what other forces might be driving them.
Investigators also hope the profile paints a picture of the lifestyle of the attacker who has cleverly eluded them.
"I've never seen attacks on males like this in the four years I've worked here," said Harris County Sheriff's Sgt. Bryan Pair.
Baytown Police Captain Roger Clifford agreed, "It's not a typical thing. We've never had something like this in Baytown. But it's no difference whether the victim is male or female, the attacker still has assaultive, dominating needs that he is trying to fulfill."
Investigators warn men who might fit the victims' profile to be watchful and aware of their surroundings.
"Nothing has happened that would suggest the attacks will stop," Clifford said.
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