Police have used DNA to track down and arrest a man accused of a number of sex attacks on women and a child across Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The 50-year-old was arrested by officers at the Gold Coast University Hospital on Saturday, after it’s believed the man was bashed and taken for medical treatment.
Police allege the man disguised himself when he broke in to homes across the Gold Coast and Brisbane and raped four women.
The man attacked a 33-year-old woman in the bedroom of her Southport unit almost 12 months ago.
Police then used DNA to link the suspect to three other rapes on women in Springwood, Coombabah and Sunnybank.
It’s also alleged the man sexually assaulted a child two months ago, which led to the DNA breakthrough.
Detectives suspect the man may be responsible for at least another eight attacks over the past decade.
The serial rapist has been charged with 14 offences, including four counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 16, and appeared in court on Monday.
The man had been waiting in the dock when a fire alarm sounded, forcing the court to be evacuated.
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