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Jones County authorities capture alleged serial rapist

Oros - Courtesy Jones County Sheriff's Department Oros - Courtesy Jones County Sheriff's Department
The original sketch of the suspect The original sketch of the suspect

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Sheriff Alex Hodge and the Jones County Sheriff's Department announced Tuesday they have captured a man suspected of several rapes in Jones County.

At a press conference at 10 a.m. on the West End Side of the Laurel Courthouse authorities said Miguel Oros had been captured by Mexican authorities near Mexico City.

He is awaiting extradition to the United States. He is expected to arrive within 60 days.

Hodge said Oros was working legally in the U.S. with a work visa and returned home in October of 2009.

District Attorney Tony Buckley said Oros is facing total of 11 charges and if convicted he could face more the 100 years behind bars

Authorities has offered a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. They say this money will be awarded, but will not reveal to whom.

He is suspected of being a serial rapist is responsible for raping five Jones County women, one Lauderdale County woman and one Louisiana woman since 2005.

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