Accused "Chandler Rapist" due in court

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CHANDLER -- The man accused of raping as many as five girls is due in court Wednesday morning.

Police say Santana Batiz-Aceves is behind a series of attacks in Chandler that took place over a year and a half.

The victims are all between the ages of 12 and 14.

Batiz-Aceves has been charged with nearly 50 crimes, including sexual conduct with a  minor and kidnapping.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to more than 250 years in prison.

Today's hearing is a pre-trial conference.