The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a suspect in the rapes of seven women in the Cypress Station area near Interstate 45.
The Special Victims Unit tracked down 25 year old Charles Eric Devenport and arrested him yesterday. Deputies think they have found their serial rapist with the arrest.
The sexual assaults happened between September 2011 and February of this year. Devenport would meet his victims through online escort services or phone chat lines, arranging to meet them at an abandoned apartment. When they arrived, he would beat and sexually assault them.
Investigators say Devenport admits using escort services, but he denies the assaults. They say he may have had a female accomplice because at least one of the victims said she was contacted first by a woman on the phone.