HOUSTON, TX. (KMOV.com) - Police in Texas say a suspected serial rapist used a dating app to find his victims.
They say the suspect would then assault and rob women on their first date.
“We are here today to announce the arrest and charge of Jorge Arturo Mar,” said Capt. David Angelo, Houston Police.
Investigators believe 24-year-old Jorge Arturo Mar may have raped at least 8 women in the greater Houston area.
Allegedly he met all of them on online dating apps or through social media.
"I really think this really was who ever would agree to meet him. Who knows how many women he was talking to on social media. And which ever ones agreed to meet him. That's where he went,” said Lt. Jacinda Gunter, Houston Police.
Lt. Jacinda Gunter says Houston Police are still presenting photo lineups to victims. That’s why the department is not releasing a mugshot of Mar.
They believe once the women met up with Mar, he would sexually assault them and then rob them. The break in the case cam when several rape kits DNA matched each other.
Authorities say an additional challenge is finding all the victims, they believe there are victims who are afraid and still have not come forward.