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Police arrest accused serial rapist

(WMC-TV) - Memphis Police said Friday they have captured a serial rapist.

This summer, one home invasion rape turned into multiple cases that were very similar.  Police arrested 18-year-old Daramis Sharkey, who faces a litany of charges from multiple cases.

A woman was raped inside her home on Schutt over Labor Day weekend.  Police lifted fingerprints from the home that led to Sharkey.

According to an affidavit of complaint, upon questioning, Sharkey confessed and admitted to two other rapes and a break-in in the same neighborhood.

In June, there was a home invasion rape in the 1900 block of Wilson.  In July, there was another in the 5000 block of Hornsby.  There was also another over Labor Day weekend in the 4700 block of Childs.  The woman inside that home escaped harm.

All four locations are within a mile of each other.  Sharkey also lives in the same area.

Sharkey is behind bars at 201 Poplar on $500,000 bond.

No one answered at his listed address Friday, but the small neighborhood has reportedly been aware of the accused serial rapist.

Police declined comment because this case remains under investigation.  Sharkey is due in court next Friday.

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