Baytown police have detained a man believed to be involved in the May 2006 kidnapping and rape of a young man as investigators try to determine whether the suspect committed four similar crimes, according to a statement released today.
In all the cases, the attacker picked young adult males near their homes, first robbing, then sexually assaulting them, police said.
Baytown police at an 11 a.m. news conference said they would not yet release the suspect's name or photo because they want to do a photo line-up with victims.
Authorities said they arrested the 19-year-old Tuesday night at his Baytown home without incident. Investigators used DNA evidence to link him to a crime.
"Obviously he robbed each victim and used force, '' said Baytown Police Captain Roger Clifford. "But his major concern was domination and sexual gratification.''
Investigators said the man in custody is of larger stature than all of his victims. He had been identified as a person of interest before Christmas after information was developed by one of the victims.
FBI profilers apparently had difficulty with the case because there are so few cases of men sexually attacking men in their records.
[Baytown police arrest suspect in rapes of men Feb. 7, 2007]