A tip from the public led police to a Brooklyn apartment, and, they hope, to the rapist who brutally attacked at least two women.
Police arrested 26-year-old Dupree Nicholson Saturday and charged him with rape and robbery.
During questioning, Nicholson agreed to give a DNA sample and police found a positive match from semen found in a condom that was discarded at the scene of one of the rapes.
The alleged attacks occurred on March 16 and 23, when the suspect allegedly assaulted both victims at gunpoint early in the morning. The man is accused of dragging the women into isolated areas on the border of Clinton Hill and Bedford-Stuyvesant, raping them and then fleeing the scene on foot.
During the first assault on March 16, police say a 56-year-old female was approached by the suspect, who was armed with a firearm. The suspect apparently took the victim to John Hancock Park where he sexually assaulted her and struck her on the head with a gun, causing a laceration.
The suspect allegedly struck again on March 23, when he approached a 42-year-old female near Franklin Ave., dragged her into an alley way and proceeded to rape her before striking her on the head with a gun. Police say both incidents happened last month near the Franklin Avenue subway stop in Bedford-Stuyvesant.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times