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Search for serial rapist continues, police urge students to stay safe

Over the course of 17 years, the Kansas college rapist has sexually assaulted 14 women from Manhattan and Lawrence. As the investigation continues, Riley County Police Department Capt. Tim Hegarty said he wants to make sure all Kansas State University students remain safe.

“What we’re trying to do is increase student safety awareness about everything,” Hegarty said. “Obviously, we want students to be safe regardless of what they are doing, but [particularly] in the context of this investigation that has been going for close to 17 years.”

Authorities announce new leads in hunt for Kansas serial rapist

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Authorities believe they have linked a 2015 attempted sex assault to a serial rapist thought to have attacked 13 women from 2000 to 2008 in the Kansas college towns of Manhattan and Lawrence.

At a joint news conference Thursday morning authorities discussed an ongoing investigation into the rapes that terrorized the Kansas State and University of Kansas campuses. 

Kansas police seek help catching rapist who attacks college students

(CNN)Police in Kansas are asking for the public's help in catching a rapist who has assaulted female students from the state's two biggest universities since 2000.

Twelve rapes and one attempted rape occurred between 2000 and 2008 inside residences off the campuses of Kansas State University in Manhattan and the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Brad Schoen, director of the Riley County Police Department, said Thursday at a news conference.

Let's work together to end rape threat

This is a nightmare for Manhattan: There’s a serial rapist on the loose who preys on college women.

We’d urge you not to panic, and to use common sense, and to help if possible.

But let’s do the background first. Remember, if it weren’t for Kansas State University, Manhattan would be nothing more than a wide spot in the road. This is a college town, through and through. Well, it’s actually also an Army town, but it’s not even the main Army town in the region. Life as a second-banana Army town would be pretty limp. So it’s still basically a college town.