SAPD arrests 18-year-old suspect accused of Medical Center sexual assaults

San Antonio police arrested 18-year-old Anton Jamail Harris, and he is accused of several sexual assaults in the Medical Center area.

On Thursday evening, the San Antonio Police Department announced that officers arrested 18-year-old Anton Jamail Harris in connection with six sexual assaults that had residents in the Medical Center area on edge for months.

In a press conference on Thursday night, SAPD Chief William McManus said that they were able to identify Harris through DNA left at the scene of each crime.

Harris had also recently graduated from high school. Police had reportedly been investigating him since June 2015.

Chief McManus said that there is no one else that SAPD is looking for in connection with the recent Medical Center sexual assault cases.

"We believe we have the right person," he said.

Police obtained DNA evidence that incriminated Harris from a "drink that he had discarded."

McManus described how Harris would allegedly profile women that he looked for in the Medical Center area, usually women in their 20s. He went on to say that the SAPD investigation found that Harris would pretend to be jogging and would follow them, and that the suspect would use a knife or gun in some cases of sexual assault.

In some cases, McManus said Harris would force his way into victims' homes after following them.

Harris is charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault, but police said more charges are pending. They believe there could be more victims out there.

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