Police arrest alleged serial rapist

By Vanessa Murphy | vmurphy@8newsnow.com, Mark Mutchler

Published 06/29 2015 11:03PM

Updated 06/29 2015 11:17PM

A suspected serial rapist is behind bars. Police say Thurman Jackson raped three women at gunpoint in downtown Las Vegas within four days.

Jackson picked up the women in an area known for prostitution, according to the arrest report. He faces more than a dozen charges, including: sexual assault, kidnapping and battery by strangulation.

He allegedly targeted the women on D Street near Washington Avenue. According to the arrest report, all three women say they got into Jackson's car without knowing him. One of the victims admitted to working as a prostitute.

Investigators say Jackson's crime spree began June 18th, continued June 20th and ended a day later.

He left his alleged victims in the street after attacking them, according to the arrest report. Patrol officers found one woman naked and flagging them down for help.

Police say they found Jackson trolling the area before they arrested him. They found a handgun and a box of bullets in his car.

The victims offered similar descriptions of the 21-year-old man, his silver Chevy Malibu and the sexual assaults.

According to the report, all three women say Jackson made them call him ‘Daddy’ while he attacked them. His story changed when questioned by police, but, eventually, they say he admitted to some of the allegations.

The accusations, the violence and the language in the report are disturbing.

One woman says – after she was brutalized, threatened and left in the street – Jackson drove away, waved and smiled, according to the arrest report.
Jackson's next court date is July 28th. Police say he had two outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest.

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