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Honduran arrested in string of Miami rapes

MIAMI (AP) — A man was arrested in a string of rapes in this city's Little Havana neighborhood, police chief John Timoney said Saturday.

Reynaldo Elias Rapalo, 32, a Honduran citizen whose visa had expired, was arrested Friday night and his DNA sample matched forensic evidence taken from the rape scenes, Timoney said. His fingerprints also matched and an eyewitness identified him as the rapist, he said.

Detectives patrolling the streets of Little Havana saw a car that matched the description of the rapist's vehicle, Timoney said.

"He was driving slowly down the block and kind of checking out the alleyways," Timoney said. The driver ran two stop signs before police pulled him over and arrested him.