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Suspected East Texas Rapist Caught

   Homes across East Texas could be a little safer now with the capture of 31 year old Albert Arredando, three years after detectives say he made his first attack.
   Police arrested him Sunday and say is the man responsible for attacking and raping several Longview women.
   Arredando was taken into custody over the weekend in Weatherford, Texas after police say he raped another woman at knife point in her apartment. Monday, police in Fort Worth interviewed him and charged him with three unsolved sexual assaults from Fort Worth and Arlington. 
   Tuesday, police confirm Arredando is also responsible for five attacks in Longview. Late Tuesday afternoon, arrest warrants from Gregg County were issued.
   Longview detectives believe the arrest of 31-year old Albert Arredando ends the three year search for the man who attacked five women and raped three at area apartments. After Arredando's arrest in Weatherford, Fort Worth police interviewed him, getting enough evidence to charge him there.
   "He cooperated with them which led to them contacting us last night at 10 o'clock at night and we sent two investigators before daylight to go up to Parker County and Mr. Arredando is also cooperating with the police department," said Detective Don Jeter with the Longview Police Department.
   Late Tuesday afternoon, the detectives issued five felony warrents for Arredando. Police say he lived in the Longview area and often worked throughout the state.
   "He was always in a business able to up and just go whereever the job took him or whereever he wanted to go he went. And so because of that, it gave him the ability to be in all these anywhere in North Texas even down to the coast, Oklahoma as far west as we know is New Mexico," Jeter said.
   Longview police say citizens can rest easier now that Arrendado is behind bars. All together, Albert Arredando is charged with five counts of burglary of a habitation and two counts of aggravated sexual assualt.

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