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Austin Serial Rape Suspect Linked To More Attacks

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 04:08 PM CDT

The suspected sexual predator taken into police custody Tuesday night -- after KEYE TV helped lead investigators to his location -- has been linked to more attacks.

Edgar Casas, 25, is already charged with the attacked on a woman on Gessner Drive, near I-35 and Hwy 183, and for the assault of a 13-year-old girl in an apartment complex laundry room in November.

Police say the attacks started in August 2012 in North Austin. They say in most situations, Casas approached the victims in the parking lots or laundry rooms of apartment complexes. In many instances the victims have had children with them -- but that did not deter him from attacking.

KEYE TV's Angel Covarrubias took to the streets Tuesday afternoon after detectives released Casas's photo in a wanted flyer. Residents in Northeast Austin provided Angel with information on Casas's possible location at a nearby apartment complex.  Angel then tipped off police, who arrested Casas a few hours later.

Detectives now say Casas is linked to six attacks. They are investigating 12 in total, but investigators believe there could be other victims.

Anyone with information about Casas is asked to call the Sex Crimes Tip Line at 512-974-5095 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-8477.

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