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By Matt Kibbe
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Topic - Aaron Thomas
Lawyers for the man accused by authorities of being the East Coast Rapist allegedly responsible for 17 sexual assaults over a decade say their client is making it difficult to enter an insanity plea for him.
A Connecticut man suspected of rapes along the East Coast since 1997 told investigators he began committing sexual offenses six years before that, two law enforcement officials familiar with the case said Tuesday.
The man suspected of terrorizing women with sexual assaults from Virginia to Rhode Island over 12 years asked, "Why haven't you picked me up sooner?" when he was arrested last week, a prosecutor said Monday in court.
The man authorities call the "East Coast Rapist," who terrorized random women up and down the Eastern Seaboard for more than a decade, faced a judge Monday in the first of what is likely to be numerous sex-assault cases as investigators from Rhode Island to Virginia mix science and shoe leather to bring charges in one of the most terrifying crime sprees in recent history.
A federal grand jury Friday returned a 49-count superseding indictment against Jared Lee Loughner in the killing of a federal judge and a congressional staff member, as well as for causing the deaths of four others during an attempt to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
DNA confirmed that a man arrested Friday in Connecticut is the East Coast Rapist suspected of terrorizing women with sexual assaults from Virginia to Rhode Island over 12 years, police said Saturday.
Prosecutor David Strollo said Monday that Mr. Thomas described himself as having "a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" personality when it comes to women.
Aaron Thomas, a 39-year-old unemployed truck driver, said nothing during a brief appearance in New Haven, Conn., Superior Court, where he faces charges of first-degree sexual assault in risk of injury to a minor.