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JPD investigates 4 rapes in 2 weeks

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

After a rape case was reported to the Jackson Police Department late Monday night, online crime records reveal the Londonderry Drive rape is only one of four detectives are working to solve.

According to crime records on the Jackson Police Department website, four rape cases have been reported between Jan. 14 - Jan. 28. The first incident reportedly occurred in the 3700 block of Timber Crest Drive on Jan. 16. Four days later and 12.5 miles away, two more rapes were reported.

Records indicate the second and third rapes were both reported on Jan. 20. One from the 2400 block of Skyline Drive, and the other in the 300 block of Flag Chapel Road . The two reported rapes occurred less than five miles apart.

The fourth rape happened on Jan. 28 in north Jackson in the 4000 block of Londonderry Drive. This incident is roughly 10 miles from those reported on Jan. 20.

Jackson Police Department Assistant Chief Lee Vance says one rape is too many.

"Be aware of your surroundings, don't trust people that you don't know thoroughly. Try to use wise judgments when it comes to dealing with people. But let me say this, I think rape is a heinous crime. Perpetrated by mentally and morally corrupt individuals," Vance said.

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