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Accused South Dallas serial rapist says "sorry" for some rapes

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The suspected South Dallas serial rapist says he is sorry for a few of the rapes he is accused of committing.

According to a fifth arrest warrant, Van Dralan Dixson, 38, admitted raping two women but said the other assaults were prostitution deals gone bad.

Police said Dixson told them the rape of a woman who walked home from work and another as she walked with her children "affect" him and he is sorry.

Dixson is facing five aggravated sexual assault charges. He is suspected in four others.

Dixson will make his first court appearance on Thursday.

DNA has linked him to at least four of nine rape cases that occurred since late June in the southern Dallas neighborhood.

Federal law enforcement officials arrested Van Dralan Dixson at a Baton Rouge motel after searching for him for four days.

U.S. Marshals reportedly got a tip he had taken a Greyhound bus and witnesses at the bus station told them Dixson was staying at a nearby motel.

Dallas police had talked to Dixson and took his DNA days before he became the prime suspect, but did not arrest him because they didn't have the evidence to take him into custody. When they tried to question him again a few days later, he had fled Dallas.

Court documents showed Dixson has an extensive criminal history including convictions for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, evading arrest and resisting arrest.

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