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Police: rape suspects targeting homeless women

9:42 AM, Apr 21, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities are investigating after several homeless women have been the victims of sexual assault in Jacksonville. 

Another victim was assaulted Friday after authorities say a man came up behind her, knocked her down, dragged her to another location and raped her. It's the fourth time in three months that a homeless woman has been targeted.

The Florida Times-Union reports that a suspect has been arrested in one of the cases and authorities are investigating whether he may be connected to the other crimes. Authorities said the cases have similarities.

Fifty-six year-old Jerry Gallion turned himself into police after a woman who survived an attack in February identified him.

Associated Press

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