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Raleigh Police Say Suspect In One Case May Be Sexual Predator

Posted July 14, 1999

— Raleigh Police say they have arrested a man who could be responsible for a string of assaults on women. Jonathan Danley has already been charged with three counts of assault, and police believe more women may still come forward.

Raleigh Police are afraid Danley, 33, may be a sexual predator. They say on June 8, he tried to lure two girs into his van at the North Ridge Shopping Center on Falls of Neuse Road in Raleigh.

The girls, 12 and 14, got away but not before Danley assaulted and touched the 12-year-old inappropriately, police say.

Danley was arrested for taking indecent liberties with a minor, kidnapping and assault on a female. A few days later, a former employee at an Applebee's called police and said she too had been assaulted by Danley. That was not the end of the story.

"We have identified three other workers there who say that they have been harassed and assaulted, possibly assaulted by Mr. Danley also," said Raleigh Police Lt. Dennis Lane. "We're currently still investigating that."

Police are also looking into similar charges Danley faced in Georgia and are asking for any other victims to come forward.

"Particularly, there may be young females who are scared or who may not have reported this because of fear," Lane said.

Police want to remind possible victims that Danley is behind bars. They say he has been known to intimidate witnesses, and police say he once called a 14-year-old at home and threatened her about testifying.

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