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Police investigate if suspect is serial rapist

By Laura Geller - bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Could a man behind bars in Henrico be a serial rapist? Johnny Eugene Quick is already charged with a rape in that county, but we've confirmed a second woman has come forward; claiming Quick posed as a cop, picked her up and raped her, as well. She says the incident happened in Chesterfield. 

For now, Johnny Eugene Quick is behind bars at the Henrico County Jail. He's now facing charges there and in Chesterfield. With two incidents just months apart, authorities want to know if he's responsible for other rapes in our area and if more victims are out there. 

We've uncovered chilling, new revelations about rape suspect, Johnny Quick. Police in several jurisdictions are now investigating whether or not they have a serial rapist on their hands. 

We were able to confirm with Chesterfield Police that back in September or October they believe Johnny Eugene Quick stopped along the 8900 block of Jefferson Davis Highway. Police say he indicated he was an officer, gave a woman a ride and then raped that woman. The victim didn't come forward with her accusations until news of the Henrico case was made public. 

In that case, Henrico Police say Quick picked up a woman at Chamberlayne and Walton Avenues. He faces four charges in that November 6th incident. They include impersonating a police officer, rape, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and abduction. 

NBC 12 did some digging and discovered Quick faced a list of similar charges seven years ago including rape; this time in the city of Richmond. However in 2002, the Commonwealth's Attorney decided not to go through with the case and Quick was never prosecuted. 

With a second alleged victim now coming forward, investigators are working to see just how many more are out there. 

Quick is expected back in Henrico court on December 17 for a preliminary hearing. No word yet on any court dates for the Chesterfield charges.

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