DE - Police say they will not release a photograph of the man charged Thursday, Richard Fayson, 33, because they do not want to jeoprdize future line-ups for other potential victims to identify an assailant.
The charges filed against Fayson on Thursday came after two women were found wandering naked in the street within hours of each other late Wednesday and early Thursday. Both said a man had beaten and raped them, with one saying her attacker choked her until she passed out.
The first victim, a 21-year-old woman, was found at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday wandering injured and naked in the area of 17th and Church streets.
The second victim, a 27-year-old woman, fled her attackerís van about 2 a.m. when he stopped to get gas. The victim jumped out and ran to a motorist stopped at the intersection and had him drive her to a fire station.
She described the assailantís vehicle, a dark green 2006 Dodge Caravan, to firefighters who spotted it driving by and got the registration number and alerted police. Fayson was stopped minutes later and arrested.
His first victim told police that she accepted a ride from Fayson, and he drove to E. 14th and N. Church streets where he got out of the van saying he had to relieve himself.
The woman said the suspect walked around to the passenger door and told her he needed to clean out the seat. But when she got out of the van, he started punching her. When she tried to flee, he began choking her as he ripped off her clothes, police said in court records.
The victim passed out and awoke later to find she had been sexually assaulted.
Two and a half hours after the first victim was located, police found the second woman, who reported she had been sexually assaulted by the suspect and three other unknown males in an alleyway.
The descriptions both women gave of the bearded attacker and his van matched, Barnes said. They identified Fayson from a photo line-up.
Investigators believe there may be more victims.