Delaware police arrest rape suspect

    State Police arrest a man in Bear in connection with a pair of sexual assaults in the Stanton area.

    State Police say they’ve arrested the man accused of kidnapping and raping two women in the Stanton area earlier this month.

    40-year-old Alfred Hubbard is facing five counts of rape, two counts of kidnapping and other charges.

    Alfred Hubbard
    Alfred Hubbard

    He was arrested outside of his home on Blue Ridge Drive in Bear early Tuesday morning.  State Police Superintendent Colonel Robert Coupe says investigators identified Hubbard as a suspect after DNA evidence collected in the case matched DNA in the CODIS, or Combined DNA Indexing System database.  “Obviously the DNA evidence is the break we needed in this investigation,” said Coupe.  He says police received hundreds of tips from the public, “But, this particular suspect that’s responsible for this case had not come up in a tip or lead from the general public.”

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    On June 2, a woman was carjacked at gunpoint while sitting in her car in the 1000-block of Twin C Lane in Newark.  She was forced to drive to several locations where she was sexually assaulted.  The second incident happened on June 5.  Another woman was carjacked in the parking lot of 300 Continental Drive, then she was taken to another location where she was sexually assaulted.

    State Police say while these cases are similar to incidents in Wilmington and New Castle County, they don’t believe they are connected to their suspect, Hubbard.  Coupe didn’t want to speculate on possible other victims, but he did say, “Obviously with this news release going out later today and the assistance of the media sharing the case, that’s always a possibility.”

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