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GBI: Three sexual assault cases connected

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Torrey Scott, left and composite sketch of suspect in Feb. 9 rape case (Source: SCMPD) Torrey Scott, left and composite sketch of suspect in Feb. 9 rape case (Source: SCMPD)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says they believe 38-year-old Torrey Scott is connected to two sexual assaults that occurred at Savannah State University earlier this year. Scott was arrested last week for the rape of a woman who was kidnapped from the parking lot of Candler Hospital.

GBI officials tell WTOC a warrant will be issued for Scott, possibly later this week or weekend, as he is now wanted for the two sexual assaults at the Savannah State campus.

Scott is already in jail and charged with kidnapping a pregnant woman from a Candler Hospital parking lot and then raping her off campus. The woman worked at a physician's office and is now suing the hospital.

The Rape Crisis Center's Executive Director, Kesha Gibson-Carter, told WTOC on Thursday that with Rape Crisis Awareness Month being this month, the arrest is helping to bring a sense of safety  and highlight the issue.

"All of those pieces coming together all at one time gives us more of an opportunity to raise awareness among women in our community," Gibson-Carter said. "Do not to let their guards down. This is just one suspect. We have several women who have been raped and the suspects are still out there."

Savannah State University tells WTOC they "are pleased its collaboration with law enforcement agencies - GBI and others - has resulted in progress in the assault case."

We spoke with the attorney for the victim from the Candler Hospital's kidnapping and subsequent sexual assault. Attorney Mark Tate said the news shows the threat of a serial rapist was out there and more should have been done to protect possible victims.

Scott remains in jail on kidnapping and sexual assault charges. He will now  be facing additional charges from the two attacks on SSU's campus.

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