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Man accused of rape in Cordova now suspected in five sexual assaults

Anthony Alliano Anthony Alliano

(WMC-TV) – The man accused of rape in Cordova is now the suspect in at least five different rapes.

Anthony Alliano was arrested on May 2 for the rape of a 27-year-old woman. Surveillance cameras captured him using the victim's credit card at a store.

According to police, he forced his way into her bedroom closet and raped her at knifepoint. He took her credit card when he left.

Investigators say they now linked Alliano to the rapes of five other victims. Each rape happened in the Cordova area between 2003 and 2010.

Each sexual assault reported involved a man who was armed with a knife.

Alliano has been indicted on one count of rape of a child, two counts of aggravated rape, five counts of criminal attempt aggravated rape, five counts of aggravated burglary, five counts of aggravated sexual battery, and one count of aggravated robbery.

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