Paterson cops search for man charged in sex attacks

Police in Paterson are searching for a man who they say has sexually assaulted two women in recent weeks.Rafael Valez is accused of forcing a

PATERSON - Police in Paterson are searching for a man who they say has sexually assaulted two women in recent weeks.

Rafael Valez is accused of forcing a 19-year-old into her Market Street building at knifepoint on Monday. Police also believe the 42-year-old sexually assaulted an 18-year-old in the building last month.

Police are investigating whether Velez is responsible for the sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman near the Great Falls on Tuesday.

Police say Velez is considered armed and dangerous. He's charged with aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.

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