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SACRAMENTO—

Sacramento sheriff deputies say they’ve arrested a serial rapist, accused of assaulting 3 different women. One of those attacks may have happened feet from his own home.

After showing a picture of the suspect, Robert Hill, 20, around a street where one of those attacks happened in January, neighbors immediately recognized him.

“I thought he was a little creepy,” said neighbor Jaqlyn Joseph. “Not someone I would be around.” Joseph said Hill lived right across from her on Golf Club Court in South Sacramento. “You know that feeling you get about someone which doesn’t seem right shouldn’t be around them? Yeah that. He just didn’t seem like a good person.”

It’s on that same street where Sacramento sheriffs say he pulled a girl in her twenties into a vacant house and sexually assaulted her around 4 a.m. on January 25th.

“From that case I believe we were able to identify some type of physical evidence at the scene,” said Lisa Bowman of the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.

According to police, that wasn’t the first time he attacked a woman. The sheriff’s department says he attacked another girl on Melrose Drive in North Highlands in April of last year. His most recent alleged attack on July 10th is what led deputies to making an arrest. Around 10:45 that night, he allegedly attacked a girl on Massie Circle, a short distance from where he lives.

“CSI was able to either lift finger prints or collect clothing, something that tied him to the crime,” said Bowman.

Hill was arrested at Sacramento International where he works as a baggage handler for GAT Airline Ground Support. He is facing multiple felony charges and has his bail set at $2 million.

Detectives fear there may be other attacks they don’t know about. “If there’s a victim out there who has been sexually assaulted who recognizes this person we arrested please call us and let us know,” said Lisa Bowman.

Meanwhile, Joseph is glad she is not one of his victims. “Makes me a little nervous to even come outside, and I love over here, I’ve lived over here since I was a child,” she said.

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