The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil,
but because of those who look on and do nothing.

~~~ Albert Einstein

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

'Shenandoah Rape' Suspect Escapes in Fla.


The 34 year old man accused of a committing a series of rapes on victims who where anywhere from 11 to 79 years old has escaped in Florida.

MIAMI — Police have launched a massive manhunt for the suspected "Shanandoah Rapist," who escaped from a correctional center in Miami-Dade County Tuesday night.

Reynaldo Elias Rapalo, 34, is accused of committing a series of rapes in Southern Florida before he was captured in 2003. He is the sole suspect in the rapes of seven victims, ages 11 to 79, and in the attempted attacks of four others since September 2002.

Rapalo is considered armed and dangerous.

Rapalo escaped from an opening in his sixth-floor cell at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center at about 9 p.m. on Tuesday, The Miami Herald reported, citing a Miami-Dade corrections spokeswoman. It is unclear what tools he used to burst out. - U.S. & World - 'Shenandoah Rape' Suspect Escapes in Fla.