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Alleged serial rapist behind bars

DETROIT (NBC) - A man paroled after more than 10 years in prison was charged Monday with kidnapping and raping five women in Detroit.

Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee said DNA evidence linked the suspected serial rapist, 31-year-old Raynard Coleman, to reported attacks on women between January 1 and January 14.

The rapist allegedly forced them at gunpoint to secluded locations where they were robbed and sexually assaulted. In most cases, the victims were waiting for a bus or walking to or from a bus stop, Godbee said.

"It is a different day in Detroit," he said. "If criminals think they do can these heinous things without repercussions, this is a city that it not going to stand for it".

The charges against Coleman range from kidnapping to armed robbery and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Coleman has been on parole since his release from prison in 2009 for attempted murder and other crimes.

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