Psychological profile released on serial rapist in Kansas colleg - KCTV5

Psychological profile released on serial rapist in Kansas college towns

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For the last 17 years, a man has been attacking women at both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. (KCTV5) For the last 17 years, a man has been attacking women at both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University. (KCTV5)
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For the last 17 years, a man has been attacking women at both the University of Kansas and Kansas State University.

After years of investigation, police have a better idea of his patterns and his method of attack, thanks to profiling. It is a bleak picture painted in words about a man police are still looking for.

“It comes from a lot of investigation, a lot of analysis,” former FBI agent Michael Tabman said.

Police say he is a white man, no older than 35 years old. He is about 6’ tall with a medium or thick build. Police do not have a facial description.

They believe he has carefully planned the attacks, scouting out intended victims and describe him as intelligent and capable of extensive planning.

Detectives say he may appear to be a “wallflower” with a reserved manner.

Investigators also know more about how he’s attacking women saying he carried out the attacks in a cold, calm calculated manner.

“That would have to come from talking with the victims. How did he act during the time it happened? What did he say?” Tabman said.

They also know more about how he attacks women. He’s called a stranger or intruder rapist. Police say he has been known to watch houses before attacks to determine patterns. He will enter the houses while victims sleep. And the attacks happened between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

“The good news is, if we send out these profiles, we’re hoping someone will say, ‘I know who that might be.’ And calls it in. The bad news is, that as accurate as many profiles are, few if any profiles have led directly to an arrest of a person,” Tabman said.

Tabman says both the Lawrence and Riley County police departments will be prepared for an influx of new tips. They will now have to narrow down those tips in to credible leads, which could be one step closer to solving these series of crimes.

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