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Serial rape suspect being held without bond

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Dallas police are so worried about a suspected burglar and serial rapist that they are now holding him without bond.

Fernando Munoz, a 33-year-old resident of Cuba, is accused of raping a woman two weeks ago in northeast Dallas on Ferndale Road. And according to court documents, he could also be responsible for multiple other cases dating back to 2008.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, he was arrested last year for a burglary in the M Streets area of Dallas. While he was out on bond for that his fingerprints were matched to a 2008 case down the street.

In that case, Munoz allegedly broke into the home. A woman sleeping on the sofa woke up to find him on top of her, strangling her and some of her clothes had been removed. But, she was able to fight him off.

He also has warrants out of Lewisville for aggravated assault and Houston for burglary and is believed to be a flight risk.

Dallas police asked a judge to hold him without bail because he "is currently under investigation for multiple sex assaults in Dallas and is an extreme danger to society."

They would not elaborate on all the other cases he is suspected in because they said they are waiting for forensic evidence.

Police took additional DNA from Munoz on Friday and are waiting for the results to come back in a few weeks to connect him to other outstanding rape cases.

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