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Former Border Patrol agent arrested in Arizona rapes

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This photo provided by Cochise County, Ariz., Sheriff's Office/Mesa Police Department, shows former Border Patrol agent John Daly III, who was arrested Tuesday, May 4, 2021, in connection with a series of rapes of women in Arizona going back two decades. (Cochise County Sheriff's Office/Mesa Police Department via AP)
Posted at 12:10 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-05 15:11:14-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Arizona say they have arrested a former Border Patrol agent suspected in a string of rapes going back decades.

Mesa Police said Wednesday 57-year-old John Daly III is a suspect in rapes that occurred from 1999-2001 in the Phoenix suburbs of Mesa, Gilbert and Chandler, as well as Bisbee in southeastern Arizona. Investigators say they connected eight rapes through similar factors early on, but the case went cold for years.

A new technology recently connected Daly to crimes in Mesa and Gilbert. Daly had a home in the various communities when each assault occurred. He was arrested Tuesday.