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Suspected serial rapist arraigned in Garden City court; victim speaks of 2012 attack

GARDEN CITY, Mich. – A man arrested in connection to a series of home invasions and sexual assaults across the metro area was arraigned Friday morning in Garden City District Court.

Ikeie Ranordo Smith, 32, of Redford Township, is charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree home invasion.

According to police, the incidents date back to 2011 and involve at least eight jurisdictions.

The man was arrested Tuesday by Dearborn police within a mile of where a number of the home invasions occurred, police said.

Authorities were waiting on DNA results from Michigan State Police that may link the man to 32 different cases.

The FBI, MSP, Livonia Police Department, Dearborn Police Department and a number of other police agencies across the metro area participated in the investigation.

A Painful Flashback

Local 4 spoke to a sexual assault victim who says the description of Ranordo matches the man who attacked her in 2012.

The woman, who was just a teen at the time, says a man came into her Dearborn Heights home when her mother was at work and attacked her in her room.

"He said if I moved he'd kill me" she said, recounting the 2012 attack. "It's just really scary."

She says she was able to escape the man, but the victims mother says the memory of the attack still lingers:

“We have all the windows blocked with something still, it’s been four years since that happened and it still lingers. It’s horrible” said the victims mother.

Stay with Local 4 and ClickonDetroit.com as updates become available.


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