PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Paterson police are searching
for a man charged with sexually assaulting two women in recent weeks.
Rafael Valez is accused of forcing a 19-year-old into her Market Street
building at knifepoint on Monday. Police also believe the 42-year-old sexually
assaulted an 18-year-old in the building in September.
Police are investigating whether Velez is responsible for the sexual assault
of an 18-year-old woman near the Great Falls on Tuesday.
Police say Velez is considered armed and dangerous. He's charged with
aggravated sexual assault and kidnapping.