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, January 16, 2008

More on the Chandler Rapist

As mentioned yesterday, the hunt for the Hispanic serial rapist known for attacking young girl in their homes after likely stalking them for days is over.

Santana Batiz Aceves was captured, and it's looking like evidence is starting to tie him directly to the attacks.

A search of the construction worker's belongings produced a work jacket and a silver and black pistol that match the description provided by some of the rape victims, court records released Monday indicate. In addition, authorities also recovered a blue hooded sweatshirt, a pair of dirty tan colored work boots, a steak knife with a black handle, and several toy guns belonging to the suspect's two young children - all of which the serial rapist wore or displayed during the attacks he carried out over an 18-month span, the records show.

Perhaps most incriminating of all remains a swab of DNA material from Batiz Aceves' mouth, which places him at the scene of three of the sexual assaults.

The deviant remains jailed without bond on 25 counts... let's hope it stays that way.

The entire article can be found here, and it's worth reading. The story goes on to make a comparison between the Chandler rapist and the NorCal rapist, sort of putting an end to any speculation that the two are connected. For those unfamiliar with the NorCal rapist, I highly suggest stopping by blogging buddy Stephen's place- Crime Scene Blog, as he's done a incredible job covering the NorCal rapist case.