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Expert: West Ashley rapist will strike again

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

CHARLESTON, SC - "They don't stop until they get caught, every rapist is the same way, they do not stop until they get caught," are the chilling words from People Against Rape executive director in Charlston Melonea Locklair Marek.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says that Monday a woman in her twenties was forced into her SUV by a stranger and then made to drive to an empty house where he raped and abandoned her.

Locklair Marek says until the suspect is in jail, he's likely to strike again.

"We talk about serial rapists, they're all serial rapists, they never just do one time," says Locklair Marek.

Tuesday police released a sketch of the suspect.

He's described as a black man 5’7”-8” medium build, balding and has a scruffy beard and gaps between his front teeth. He has on a red t-shirt and was last seen on foot in the area of West Ashley Primary Care.

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