Suspect arrested in Jersey City rape cases

May 27, 2011 2:25:38 PM PDT
Authorities in Jersey City say they have arrested a suspect wanted in a pair of brutal rapes.

Antiquion Miller, 33, appeared in court via video link from the Hudson County jail.

The prosecutor here says Miller is the man who viciously beat and raped two women.

The first happened on March 23rd here on Harrison Ave.

Police say he put a 24-year-old woman in a choke hold from behind, dragged her down an alley off Harrison Avenue in Jersey City, beat and raped her for more than 30 minutes.

A similar attack happened this past Sunday. A 34-year old woman was grabbed from behind, pushed into her building on Bergen Avenue near Fairmont Avenue and savagely raped.

A surveillance picture released on Wednesday produced a tip call identifying Miller, investigators said.

Miller sat in a small arraignment room on Friday and listened while the judge explained the charges against him: three counts of aggravated sex assault, robbery and kidnapping.

"Mr. Miller your case will be referred to the grand jury. Your bail will remain at one million dollars cash," the judge said.

For months, women who live and work in the area of the rapes have been scared to go out at night. There was a collective sigh of relief when word spread an arrest had been made.

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