Detroit Police search for suspected serial rapist on NW side

Police in Detroit say a man they believe sexually assaulted a mother of seven committed the same crime with a different woman Sunday morning.

We first told you about Joya Porties last week. She's the Detroit mother of seven who refused to hide after she was attacked. She said she had just gotten home from the airport when he abducted her and first her to perform oral sex on him.

On Sunday, police in northwest Detroit say it happened again. Police say that morning, the same man approached an 18-year-old woman as she was getting into her car. Police confirmed he forced her inside the car and sexually assaulted her just blocks from where Porties was attacked on March 24th outside her own home.

She says he's so concerned with being arrested that he's now taking extreme measures to protect his identity.

"Now he's making his victims gargle with bleach and douse their bodies (and automobiles) because he's afraid of being caught," Porties told FOX 2's Erika Erickson Monday.

Police say it's not just these two cases. A third woman was raped on March 29th and they say it could be the same man. 

A Detroit father tells FOX  2 a man forced his adult daughter and two friends into a car at a gas station at Fenkell and Schaefer. The father said the man took the women to a vacant garage on Monica street and raped all three of them. 

Marvin Jones with Detroit Police Sex Crimes says the department isn't 100% certain those crimes are connected.

"We are looking into that case now," Jones said. "There are some similarities in that case however some descriptions are off and we're working on that to see if we can piece all that together."

Over the weekend, activists were plastering the street with fliers while others, like a man we talked to named Chris, walked the streets undercover on Monday, searching for the man. He said he's taking the attack on women very personally.

"It's a reaction of disgust  I served overseas. I feel like this is domestic terrorism."

Porties says she's talked to two other women attacked. She said they are afraid to call police but they all say it's the same light-skinned man: about 5'10" to 6' tall, 275 pounds, carrying a revolver, and police say looking for victims of opportunity. Porties said even though he's protecting his identity, he has a desire to get caught.

"I feel like a part of him wants to get caught because he's out of control," Porties said.

Detroit police are looking for a 2015 white Ford Fusion or Ford Taurus. They ask anyone with information, or potential victims, to call police or crime stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.

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