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Louisville police arrest alleged serial rapist

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Antwan Tinker (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Antwan Tinker (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police arrested 32-year-old Antwan Tinker on December 31 and charged him with four separate rapes and other crimes

“If you look at his criminal history, he runs the gamut from nuisance crime, alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct, to some pretty serious felonies,” Sgt. Jack Jawor told WDRB News.

Police say the rapes occurred during a span of two months. The victims were all difference races and ranged in age from late20'ss to early40'ss. Police say there is no connection between Tinker and the victims except for one common denominator.

“He obviously was targeting a specific portion of society and you could say they were probably counterculture lifestyles,” said Sgt. Jawor.

LMPD says Tinker picked up his first victim on November 1 along Taylor Blvd. He's accused in two more attacks south of Churchill Downs. The final one allegedly happened along West Broadway near South 2nd Street. According to arrest reports he raped his final victim at gunpoint, but police say the moments leading up to the sexual assaults were nonviolent.

“There was never an actual physical retrieval from the side, the victims would be lured in, in a sense of everything was okay and they'd be invited into the van,” said Sgt. Jawor.

Once inside the van, reports say he took off to a nearby alley where he raped them. It's the description of the van from victims that ultimately led to his arrest.

“And using resources available to us and witness statements, we were able to get some information about his vehicle,” said Sgt. Jawor.

Detectives found Tinker asleep in his van at his home before taking him into custody. Tinker is currently being held on a 100-thousand dollar bond.

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