It appears New Haven police have confirmed that the man they arrested in Connecticut on Friday is the East Coast Rapist. Police collected DNA and the state police forensic lab matched it to crimes committed by 39 year old Aaron Thomas.
Apparently Mr. Thomas was dubbed the East Coast Rapist based on his spree or terrorizing women up and down the U.S. east coast from Virginia to Rhode Island over the last 12 years. New Haven police have charged the East Coast Rapist with first degree sexual assault AND risk of injury to a minor, while Virginia authorities are charging Aaron Thomas with being a fugitive of justice, as well as rape, and abduction.
The East Coast Rapist (who gives these criminals a title??) was wanted for 17 rapes and other attacks in four different states on the east coast, including Maryland, and Connecticut.
Federal and local authorities said Friday March 4, 2011 they have arrested a suspect in the so-called East Coast Rapist case. Members of the US Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force arrested Aaron Thomas, 39, “without incident” at his home in New Haven, …