Manhunt under way for serial rapist in Newark

Police say the suspect raped three women in

Police say the suspect raped three women in February. (Credit: News 12 New Jersey)

NEWARK - Police are searching for a serial rapist who has already assaulted three women after forcing his way into their homes.

Authorities say the man sexually assaulted two women in the first home invasion and a third a few days later.

Police say the assaults occurred last month, however, the sketch was released yesterday.

News 12 New Jersey has learned that the man police are looking for was armed with a knife at the time of the attacks. Investigators have not said where in the city the crimes took place.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. 

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Contact Police: Newark Serial Rapist

Anyone with information relevant to the identification of the person depicted in the attached sketch is urged to contact Lieutenant Aureilo of the Newark Police Special Victims Section at 973-733-7273 and /or Lieutenant Janine Straccamore of the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Special Victim's Bureau at 973-753-1123.

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