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Serial Rape Suspect Charged in 5th Attack

Dallas police suspect as many as nine rapes may be connected

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    A fifth aggravated sexual assault count has been filed against a Dallas crime-watch volunteer police suspect in a string of nine rapes in his inner-city neighborhood.

    The charge filed Thursday against Van Dixson is in addition to four aggravated assault counts filed previously against the 38-year-old suspect.

    Dallas County jail records show Dixson remains in the Dallas County jail with bonds totaling $5 million. A message left with his court-appointed defense attorney was not returned Tuesday.

    Dixson was arrested Sept. 10 at a motel in Baton Rouge, La., and returned to Dallas on Thursday.

    Investigators say nine sexual assaults had been reported since June in a neighborhood southeast of downtown Dallas near Fair Park.