Two women kidnapped, sexually assaulted in Del.

Delaware State Police say they are looking for a suspect in the abductions of two women near Christiana.

June 22, 2010 10:17:16 AM PDT
Delaware State Police say they are looking for a suspect in the abductions of two women near Christiana. Police are searching for a sexual predator who has struck at least twice in Stanton, Delaware.

Churchman's Road between Routes 4 and 7 has turned into a highway to horror in the wake of two incidents last Wednesday and this past Saturday, both ending with sexual assaults.

"I actually went to work this morning and kind of explained to everybody in the office I work with a lot of nurses, I'm a nurse, and we all had the same fear we all sort of go out for lunch we all run back and forth to our cars. It's scary," said Dana LaMarche.

Women in the Stanton area are extra cautious Monday as they get their shopping and errands done.

"My husband warned me to get in the car and go you know don't hang out in the car," one woman explained.

On Wednesday a woman was doing just that, she was sitting in her car in broad daylight in a parking lot between Route 4 and 7 off of Churchman's Road.

"The victim was in her car when she was approached by the subject; she was ordered out at gunpoint and forced into his vehicle. They drove around for awhile then the victim was assaulted and then dropped off close to where she was abducted from," said Sgt. Walter Newton of the Delaware State Police.

On Saturday just three days later a different woman was a similarly attacked. Sgt Newton says more than likely it's the same man.

"There were two composite drawings that were made from both victims and the similarities in the composites is unbelievable."

The suspect is described as around 5'6"-5'8" around 160 pounds in his late '30s early '40s. In both cases police say the victims are between 20 and 30-years-old.

"If you're in a parking area and you seem to be being approached by someone strange or you see someone just hanging around just simply put the car in drive and drive off," said Sgt. Newton.


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