Detroit police Friday are investigating another rape on the city’s northeast side, however its unclear if the attack is related to a serial rapist.
Word of the Friday morning rape came from Detroit Police who were announcing a partnership with the Detroit Department of Transportation allowing bus drivers to drop off and pick up people seeking safe haven at Detroit Police precincts.
Deputy Police Chief Paul Wells says Friday’s attack was in the area of Gratiot Avenue and Seven Mile.
“Lone black female walking, approached by a lone black male and was sexually assaulted,” Wells said.
There was also a rape reported Thursday night near Kercheval, but police say that was not related to the serial rapist.
The attacks began Jan. 1 and have taken place between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m., Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens said. At least six attacks are linked to the rapist.
Police have said the women were forced at gunpoint into a secluded location where they were robbed and sexually assaulted. One woman, who got out of her car after it was bumped from behind by one driven by the suspect, was forced into his car and taken to another area where she was assaulted.