Help needed to solve series of rapes

Published On: Mar 25 2013 05:08:53 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 25 2013 05:32:07 PM CDT
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HOUSTON -

Deputies hope sketches posted on a digital billboard will help them solve a series of crimes that has been frightening women in north Harris County for more than a year.

Harris County said seven attacks since September 2011 all have the same pattern.

"We've reached a point where our leads have been exhausted," Deputy Thomas Gilliland said. "We weren't getting any new information on this case and we need something ... trying to get something to get more information on it."

All of the victims have been young, Hispanic women who work for escort services. The attacker had dates set up with his victims and met them at deserted apartments, where he beat and raped them.

Investigators said a woman called the escort service to set up the dates. Detectives said the victims were found through Craigslist and online sex sites.

Deputies said the attacks happened at the following locations:

Three different victims gave investigators three different descriptions of the attacker, investigators said. They said it's possible that two men are involved.

One victim described her attacker as black, in his mid 30s and 5 feet 5 inches tall. Another described her attacker as black, 5 feet 5 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall and wearing an earring in his right ear. A third victim described her attacker at 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 5 inches tall with a mustache and a beard.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.