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Peach County authorities are looking for a man they believe broke into at least five homes and raped two women.

All of the break-ins happened in the past week, within a couple of blocks of the Fort Valley State campus, according to Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese.

He said law enforcement has formed a task force to investigate, including the sheriff's office, Fort Valley police and Fort Valley State campus police.

"In my 20 years here, I've never seen anything like this," said Fort Valley Police Chief Lawrence Spurgeon.

Deese says everyone should be aware and lock their doors. In most of these break-ins, doors were not locked or there was no sign of forced entry.

Here is Deese's description of the cases:

April 2nd – female college student wakes up around 3 a.m. to find a man in her house (Julius Simmons Avenue). The man has a gun. He raped her and left.

April 5th – female college student wakes up around 3 a.M. to find a man in her house (Vandaway Street). The man has a gun. He raped her and left.

April 8th – female college student wakes up around 3 a.m. to find a man in her house (Pear Street, which dead ends into campus). The man has a gun. She struggles with him, and he leaves.

April 9th – early morning hours, woman hears something and finds a man in her living room on Green Street. She yells for her husband and the man runs away.

April 9th – early morning hours, woman is woken up by man in her bedroom, she is sleeping in bed with her children, he takes her outside, she struggles with him and he runs away. (Montrose Street – right around the corner from Green Street)

The victims from April 9th are not college students.

Deese says the accused rapist is around 5 feet 8 inches tall with a slender build. In all the break-ins, he wore black clothing and a red bandana over his face. They believe he is in his early to mid-20s.

Anyone with information on the case can cal the Peach County Sheriff's Office at (478) 825-3435 or Fort Valley police, at (478) 825-3383.


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