Man charged in two Del. gunpoint rapes

Left: A mug shot of rape suspect Alfred Hubbard. Right: The police sketch of the suspect they were looking for.

June 22, 2010 5:52:39 PM PDT
Police have charged a man in a pair of gunpoint abductions and rapes in Delaware.

Alfred Hubbard, 40, of Bear, was taken into custody early Tuesday morning by police.

The first attack happened on June 2nd. A woman was sitting in her vehicle in a parking lot along the 1000 block of Twin C Lane in Newark when, police say, Hubbard approached the victim and brandished a handgun.

Police say Hubbard then forced the victim to drive to various locations where she was raped. The victim was then taken to the spot of the initial abduction and Hubbard allegedly fled the scene.

Then, on June 5th, another woman was carjacked in the parking lot of 300 Continental Drive and forced to leave the area. She was raped then was also taken back to the spot from where she was abducted. Police believe Hubbard is also responsible for that attack.

Investigators say the break in the case came on Monday afternoon when DNA evidence was processed and proved to be a match to DNA previously indexed in Maryland and Virginia.

Police say that DNA belonged to Hubbard.

An arrest warrant was obtained Monday night and detectives set up surveillance at Hubbard's house in the unit block of Blue Ridge Drive in Bear, Delaware. Hubbard was taken into custody by a surveillance team as he left his home.

Hubbard is charged with five counts of Rape, Unlawful Sexual Contact, seven counts of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, two counts of Kidnapping, Attempted Robbery, Robbery, and Terroristic Threatening.