Alleged sorority rapist captured on camera

October 25, 2011 4:04:46 PM PDT
Police in the Dallas area believe they have found the man who's raped four women, all who are alumnae of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Now other members are being told they should do certain things to protect themselves.

Members of Delta Sigma Theta here in Houston and across the country have been talking about these attacks for days now, partly because the suspect is still on the run. Surveillance video of a mysterious man and suspected rapist has them on high alert right now.

"It saddens any Delta to know that any of our sisterhood is being harmed in any way," said Council Member Wanda Adams.

Adams is a member of the sorority's suburban Houston-Fort Bend alumnae chapter. She's among hundreds of local Deltas learning the man is accused of raping four of the sorority's alumnae members in the Dallas area. The most recent attack was on Friday.

"One of the things that we want our sorors to do, first of all, is to feel safe. Even though this is targeted in the Dallas area, you know all of our sorors have some type of concern," said Adams.

The sorority's national headquarters issued a mass alert to all its members this week, saying all of the victims are African-American women in their mid-50's to mid-60's. And its asking women in the sisterhood to take precaution.

"What our national president is asking us to do is, you know, move our tagging. We drive around with our license plates, they are asking us to remove the license plates," Adams said.

Adams says the sorority's national president is encouraging Delta members to also remove paraphernalia from key chains, homes and offices. The sorority believes it's best for members to err on the side of safety until this 300-pound suspect is captured.

"This person, whoever he is, needs to be caught. Because, you know, no type of crime should be warranted on a woman, especially a crime of this magnitude," Adams told Eyewitness News.

The sorority issued a statement saying it's not sure if the victims were targeted because of their affiliation with Delta Sigma Theta.

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