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Leon County hosts self-defense workshop for elderly women

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by John Cuoco

CENTERVILLE- Authorities are still trying to track down a serial rapist who has been sexually assaulting elderly women in Central Texas.

Saturday, the Leon County Sheriff's Office came up with a way to help prevent more attacks.

Close to 60 women came to the Centerville High School gym for a self defense workshop.

"We are coming together as a group and we are learning how to do things that will prevent this from ever happening to us or anyone else," explained Winonah Graham, a concerned workshop attendee.

Another woman, Ginger Franks told News Channel 25, "I came to get information that would help me and even victims."

The Leon County Sheriff's Office set up the event, in conjunction with the Sexual Assault Resource Center, because since January of last year there have been a total of 12 related rapes, attempted rapes, and burglaries.

"We want to prevent it and be proactive in the community to help stop this guy as quick as we can to at least protect the senior citizens of this community as best we can," Leon County Sheriff Jerry Wakefield said.

This week the sheriff's office released a picture of a clock. It is one of their only leads in the case against the rapist. There are reports that he has taken clocks from some of his victim's homes.

Sheriff Wakefield did explain Saturday morning that his department along with other county departments, the FBI, U.S. Marshals, and Texas Rangers are continuing to work to arrest this suspect.

He has been terrorizing victims in rural Leon, Bell and Falls Counties. There have also been attacks in the cities of Yoakum and Luling.

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