Suspected serial rapist used dating apps to find victims, say investigators

(MGN Online)

A suspected serial rapist was arrested on allegations he attacked and sexually assaulted several women he met through popular dating apps.

Jorge Arturo Mar, 24, appeared before a judge early Friday morning in Houston. His bond was set at $1 million.

Investigators say Mar used dating apps, like Tinder, to find his alleged victims. Additonally, detectives said Mar's DNA was found during a sexual assault exam of one victim.

Houston media outlet KTRK reported that Mar's mother claimed she knew her son was meeting women online, but added that he is not a serial rapist.

At the moment, Mar is a suspect in eight sexual assaults. He was charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault and one count of aggravated robbery. More charges are pending.

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