Police: Rape suspects targeted homeless women in Jacksonville
8:59 AM, Apr 21, 2013
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -
Authorities are investigating after several homeless women have been the victims of sexual assault in Jacksonville.
Another victim was assaulted Friday after authorities say a man came up behind her, knocked her down, dragged her to another location and raped her. It's the fourth time in three months that a homeless woman has been targeted.
The Florida Times-Union (
http://www.ittybittyurl.com/Tzy) reports that a suspect has been arrested in one of the cases and authorities are investigating whether he may be connected to the other crimes. Authorities said the cases have similarities.
Fifty-six year-old Jerry Gallion turned himself into police after a woman who survived an attack in February identified him.
Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com