Man Arrested for Rape Upon Returning to Scene of Crime
After being caught staking out an apartment in Irvine, a 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection to three sexual assaults, reports KTLA.
Travis Dewayne Batten was seen prowling around the apartment complex last month, where one of the three previous attacks had taken place. Following a call from a neighbor, police staked out the area and collected Batten's fingerprints. They then connected them to fingerprints found at the scenes of the rapes.
All three assaults happened between May of 2005 and July of 2010. Each time, the rapist entered women's homes or apartments wearing a mask, made sure they were alone then attacked them.
Batten is suspected of rape with force, sodomy and burglary, and is being held without bail.