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Rape suspect jailed in Seattle

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SEATTLE — A California man being sought in attacks on women following break-ins at three homes in the southwest part of the city has been arrested, police said.

Michael W. Gebre, 19, of Santa Rosa, Calif., was arrested early Wednesday morning at an apartment in the area where the attacks occurred and was booked into jail for investigation of rape, officer Deanna Nollette said.

Santa Rosa police previously obtained an arrest warrant for Gebre on two counts of burglary and one of committing a lewd and lascivious act.

One of the Seattle attacks was linked to the California crimes on the basis of physical evidence and the method of the crime, Nollette said. She would not specify the nature of the physical evidence.

Seattle police previously said they believe the same man had raped one woman and attacked two others since May 2 in the Delridge area of West Seattle.

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