A Dallas man already in custody and accused of sexually assaulting women at Southern Methodist University and Navarro College is now a suspect in an April rape in Grand Prairie, police said Wednesday.
DNA collected at the April crime scene matched that of 23-year-old Torey Harris, Grand Prairie police said. Detectives received confirmation late last week.
Detectives learned of Harris’ arrest in September in Corsicana and determined that the sexual assault at Navarro College in Corsicana and the one at SMU in University Park were similar to the Grand Prairie case.
“Grand Prairie detectives had the forensic evidence,” Grand Prairie police Detective Lyle Gensler said in a news release Wednesday. “It was scientifically compared to the DNA of suspect Harris and it was confirmed a positive match.”
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Detectives have issued an arrest warrant for Harris, who remained in custody in the Navarro County Jail. Harris faces three charges of aggravated sexual assault. Bail is set at $1.4 million.
On April 11, a woman told police that she was in the 500 block of East Springdale Drive in Grand Prairie when a man grabbed her from behind, forced her between two trash bins and raped her.
Harris was arrested Sept. 15 by officers with the Navarro College Department of Public Safety in connection with a sexual assault there. In that case, an assailant used an ice pick to restrain a woman.
After his arrest, Harris became a suspect in the Sept. 7 rape of a woman near SMU. She was running through a park when a man grabbed her, threatened her with a cutting tool and raped her.