An Indianapolis man whose alleged MO is to attack women leaving strip joints has been charged with rapes in Indiana and Pennsylvania.
Police say he might be tied to cases in up to eight other states.
Kevin Bennett, 28, was arrested on May 22 outside a strip mall in Indianapolis after DNA and fingerprints matched him to several rapes in Marion County, Indiana, and Philadelphia, police said.
In Indianapolis, a woman had just been dropped off at home on April 2 by a friend after finishing work at an adult entertainment club, authorities said.
She was found bleeding and she told police she was hit several times in the back of the head with a silver revolver, dragged down a set of stairs and sexually assaulted in an apartment building’s bathroom, WISH TV 8 reported.
Bennett was charged with three counts of rape in connection to the April 2 case and kidnapping with a deadly weapon, criminal confinement with a deadly weapon and battery with a deadly weapon.
Philadelphia police have been investigating Bennett for a number of crimes between May 15 and 18, including three rapes, according to authorities.
According to the district attorney, Bennett followed women home from their work at gentlemen’s clubs in the Philadelphia area.
In Tennessee, police said Bennett forced his way into the apartment of an adult entertainer in April.
Bennett hit the victim in the head with his gun, tied her up, brutally sexually assaulted her and robbed her before running away, police said.
According to Pennsylvania authorities, Bennett could be tied to incidents in as many as eight states.
When Bennett was arrested in Indianapolis, police said they found him with two guns, 44 grams of meth, a $6,300 bracelet taken during a robbery in Mississippi and more than $14,000 in cash.