Phoenix police arrest sexual assault suspect linked to three cases

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PHOENIX - Phoenix police have made an arrest in months-old rape case and the suspect reportedly has confessed to older crimes.

Forensic evidence obtained during a recent investigation led to detectives to Jose Ephrain Gomez-Gomez.

The Phoenix Police Special Assignments Unit took Gomez, 32, into custody on Saturday in connection to two sexual assaults. He admitted to police he was involved in both sexual assaults, as well as an assault in 2007.

The first assault happened on May 17, 2007, when a 16-year-old was grabbed from behind by a then unknown suspect, but not sexually assaulted.

On July 14, 2007, an adult female was asleep in her home when the suspect entered her home and sexually assaulted her.

The most recent attack happened on July 26. A 19-year-old female was staying at her parent's house in Phoenix when a suspect entered the house and sexually assaulted her. Forensic evidence was obtained from the scene.

Gomez was booked into jail for the sexual assaults in addition to multiple felonies including kidnapping, burglary, and aggravated robbery.

Gomez had no previous criminal record.