This is a strange one…
A serial rapist may be behind at least four attacks in Plano and Denton County on local alumni members of the predominantly black Delta Sigma Theta sorority, according to local organization members.
An email alert sent to Dallas alumnae chapter members this morning said the attacks have occurred over the past 11 months, including one Friday night. Plano police did not confirm which sorority members were being targeted, but they said in a news release that the victims are all black women in their mid-50s to mid-60s and that they were attacked in their Plano, Coppell and Corinth homes between the hours of 9 p.m. and 4 a.m.
Two of the area alumni chapters have been asked to release rosters to local police, according to the alumni email alert.
“I am sure this is alarming and the area DFW Chapter presidents have received many phone calls in reference to these incidents,” the email said “Our National President, National First Vice President and Regional Director are aggressively gathering information to distribute to the chapters.”
During each assault, the man has revealed that he knows personal information about his victim.
The Friday night attack occurred in the Denton County community of Shady Shores. Corinth police say the attacker broke into the victim’s Comanche Drive home around 9:15 p.m.
The suspect is described as a heavy-set black man in his late 30s to mid-40s, 5-foot-7 to 6 feet tall and 275 to 300 pounds. He appears to have a short, well-trimmed beard and short hair, possibly with a receding hairline.
Anyone with information can call Plano police at 972-941-2148, Corinth police at 940-498-2017 or Crime Stoppers at 877-373-8477.
It is unclear how or why the attacker is picking his victims, “but we can be assured that this is reason enough to take EXTRA precautions with your identity as a Delta and your general surroundings,” the email said.