Crime

South Phoenix Serial Rapist Case Investigators Score Arrest

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office announced this morning that a man has been arrested in connection to three sexual assaults dating back to November.

Dajuan Donaldson, 18, was nabbed this morning in connection with the attacks on three young girls as they walked to school.

The first attack happened on November 22, as the 10-year-old victim was walking to school near 15th Avenue and Southern. According to authorities, the girl was dragged into a vacant home and raped at knife-point before she was released.

The second attack occurred on January 10, in roughly the same area. In that case, the suspect kidnapped the 12-year-old victim as she walked to school and took her to the same abandoned house and assaulted her.

The most recent attack happened on April 25, when authorities say Donaldson forced a 17-year-old South Mountain High School student into a vacant home near 7th Street and Baseline Road and assaulted her.

Last month, Phoenix police announced that they suspected the three rapes were committed by the same suspect. That suspect, allegedly, is Donaldson.

Check back for updates.

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