The St. Catherine South Police are reporting that DNA tests have conclusively linked a man accused of being a serial rapist to another case. As a result, investigators are widening the scope of the probe to include similar cases in other divisions.

The team of investigators, led by sleuths from the Portmore Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse, have now charged 28-year-old Chaddane Harris of Bridgeport in Portmore with several counts of rape, as well as other crimes including Grievous Sexual Assault, Robbery with Aggravation, Housebreaking, Burglary and Larceny.

The latest charges of Rape, Robbery with Aggravation, Burglary and Grievous Sexual Assault are in relation to a December 2018 case in which a woman was sexually assaulted in her home. Several items were also stolen from the home.

His court date will be announced later.