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02/08/07 - Baytown, Texas

Texas Police ID Suspect in Male Rape

Police identified a 19-year-old man as the suspect in the rape of another man and said they were "optimistic" more charges would be filed involving assaults on four other men.

Keith Chester Hill was being held Wednesday on $60,000 bail on two charges of aggravated robbery and one charge of aggravated sexual assault.

Hill was arrested late Tuesday night at his parents' Baytown home after DNA testing connected him to a May attack, said Capt. Roger Clifford of the Baytown Police Department.

Police for months have been investigating five cases in which young men were surprised at or near their homes by a gunman demanding money. The last reported attack was in November.

One of the victims pointed investigators to the man, Clifford said.

"We're optimistic that additional charges will be filed on our four remaining cases," Clifford said. "We've got lots of evidence that we'll have to sift through -- good, solid evidence."

The investigation was complicated, in part because profilers don't have a basic standard for investigating male-on-male rapes, Clifford said.

Hill's parents did not answer the door of their home when approached by a reporter.

The attacks happened in the Baytown area or in Harris County, just southeast of Houston.

The U.S. Justice Department says one in 33 men in the United States has been a victim of a rape or attempted rape, compared with one in six women.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press.

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