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Man Charged in Chapel Hill Assault Extradited From Maryland

Posted August 23, 2007 1:17 p.m. EDT
Updated August 23, 2007 9:34 p.m. EDT

— A convicted sex offender wanted in connection with a series of assaults on women has been returned to North Carolina from Maryland.

Daniel Anthony Berarducci is charged with assault on a female and sexual battery in a Jan. 9 incident on Hillsborough Street. A woman told police a man grabbed her as she walked down the street.

Authorities are still investigating whether Berarducci is also linked to a similar incident that day on a walking trail near Forest Theater on the University of North Carolina campus.

Berarducci was arrested in Mebane on Jan. 10 and charged in connection with similar incidents in November and December. He was released on bond before the two police departments realized he was wanted in Chapel Hill.

Berarducci, who spent three years in prison for kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child, also has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender.

He was arrested in Maryland in April and was extradited to North Carolina on Tuesday.