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HCSO Officials Arrest Suspected Northside Serial Rapist

CICELY MITCHELL, CBS Houston
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Charles Devenport (Photo Credit: Harris County Sheriff's Office)

Charles Devenport (Photo Credit: Harris County Sheriff’s Office)

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In an announcement made Wednesday morning by Harris County officials, an alleged serial rapist sits behind bars thanks to a tip, a thorough investigation and billboard displays.

Twenty-five-year-old Charles Devenport is charged with sexual assault and sits in jail under a $250,000 bond. Officials believe that Devenport is responsible for several rapes, but for the time being only faces charges for one. Officials are continuing their evidence-gathering efforts in the case.

HCSO officials stated that all of the sexual assaults occurred at or near an apartment complex on Cypress Station Drive on the county’s north side. The sheriff’s office stated that DNA evidence connected Devenport to five victims.

“Devenport met his female victims through online escort services or phone chat lines. Once the women arrived at the agreed location he would beat them and sexually assault them,” added officials with HCSO.

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia (Photo Credit: Twitter/HCSO)

Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia (Photo Credit: Twitter/HCSO)

“Investigators believe there may be more victims. They are also looking for a possible female accomplice that was part in one of the cases.”

During a briefing about the arrest Wednesday morning, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia thanked responsible parties for the identification and arrest of Devenport: “I want to thank the community for help in arresting Devenport,” said Sheriff Adrian Garcia. “The partnership between law enforcement, corporate America and individuals who fight crime every single day but who don’t carry badges or guns was effective in the arrest, pursuit, and capture of Charles Eric Devenport.”

Devenport’s first court date is scheduled for Thursday.

HCSO officials are asking anyone with information about a possible accomplice in this case to call the sheriff’s office at 713-222-TIPS.

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