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Man indicted in series of unsolved Ga. rapes

ATLANTA (AP) - Police say a man has been indicted in a series of rapes from the mid-1980s in the metro Atlanta area.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos Tuesday said DNA evidence linked 62-year-old Daniel Wade to five cases from 1986 and 1987 dubbed "maintenance man" rapes because they happened in apartment buildings, which led investigators to probe whether the suspect worked for 1 of the complexes.

Authorities say the attacks may be linked to 29 unsolved cases in the area.

Campos says Wade, who is serving a prison sentence in Kentucky for robbery, was identified in a DNA index system in 2011 after the cases had gone cold. Police were able to contact 4 of the five victims and traveled to Kentucky to interview Wade.

It's unclear if Wade has an attorney.

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