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Published April 21, 2010, 01:40 PM

Man charged in Brookings rapes

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Bond has been set at $250,000 cash for a 21-year-old Nebraska man charged in recent sexual assaults and robberies in the South Dakota city of Brookings.

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - Bond has been set at $250,000 cash for a 21-year-old Nebraska man charged in recent sexual assaults and robberies in the South Dakota city of Brookings.

Authorities say Chris Jones had just moved to Brookings from Omaha and was living in a mobile home two blocks from the South Dakota State University campus. Police Chief Jeff Miller says Jones was arrested Tuesday night by local, state and federal law officers.

Jones faces rape, robbery and kidnapping charges. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.

A 24-year-old woman was kidnapped, raped and robbed in Brookings early Tuesday. Authorities said the suspect matched the description of the suspect in two recent sexual assaults on the SDSU campus.

The string of assaults rattled the community, and Miller earlier cautioned women not to go out alone after dark.

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