Men falsely accused of being serial rapist

Several pictures are circulating on social media by people claiming to know the identity of the man police say is responsible for multiple sexual assaults of women on Beaumont's north end.

Sgt. Rob Flores with the Beaumont Police Department said they have spoken to persons of interest and have made no arrests. Flores also said they're waiting on lab results that may reveal DNA evidence from the attacker.

"We haven't even identified this man yet so we don't know anything about him," Flores said. "The speculation and rumor, I think people are frustrated and it's understandable but definitely not helpful."

Residents who live in the areas targeted by the attacker remain on edge while the alleged serial rapist is on the loose. However, some residents like Phyllis Clark say it's not fair to wrongly accuse anyone of such a serious crime.

"I think they should stop the pictures because the only people that have seen [him] are the people who were attacked," Clark said. "You don't know who he is, quit assuming that he's certain people that he's not."

Clark said she even saw police confront one of the wrongfully accused men she recognized from social media.

"I seen the exact guy they're saying is him pulled over at Dunkin' Donuts," Clark said. "I thought it was him at first but they said they let him go."

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers at (409) 833-TIPS or Beaumont Police.


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