Warrants Issued in Beaufort County for Serial Rape Suspect - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

08/05/05

Warrants Issued in Beaufort County for Serial Rape Suspect

Beaufort County police took out warrants today against suspected serial rapist Ron Young. Young was arrested and arraigned in Chatham County last month, and is now charged with five rapes in Savannah.

Beaufort County police got back DNA analysis yesterday, linking Young to a rape in Bluffton. But Young won't face prosecution in South Carolina until Chatham County authorities are finished with their cases against him.

Jasper County sheriff's deputies are still waiting on their DNA evidence from a rape that happened near the Wal-Mart on US Highway 278. They say Young is their number one suspect.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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