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Akron man accused of raping 4 women dating back to 2011

Authorities are asking any more potential victims to come forward.
Credit: Akron Police Department

Akron police have arrested a man they say committed four rapes during a period dating back eight years.

Officials say DNA profile matches led them to 43-year-old Prentice Smith, of Anderson Ave. Smith allegedly would lead his victims into a secluded area to sexually assault them, including one that involved threatening a woman with a gun and ordering her into his car. The alleged crimes occurred between Jan. 17, 2011, and Christmas Day 2018.

Smith is currently in the Summit County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court at 8:30 a.m. on June 12. Authorities are asking any more potential victims to come forward.

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