Serial rapist targets elderly women in Jones

Jones County authorities may have a serial rapist on their hands.

An 81-year-old woman was attacked Thursday night around 11 o'clock at her home inside the Sandersville city limits.  The woman is at South Central Regional Medical Center but her condition is unknown at this time.

Sheriff Larry Dykes says the attack is similar to two others this summer.  An elderly woman on Highway 184 was attacked by a suspect who broke into her home in late May. And two weeks later an elderly woman on Sharon Road was attacked in her home.

Dykes says in all three instances, the women lived alone and their homes were somewhat secluded.

Authorities believe the attacker is a Hispanic male, approximately 5'6 to 5'9, with a stocky build.