Alleged East Coast rapist in court today

Posted by Erica Jones - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The alleged East Coast rapist is due in court today, despite a failed suicide attempt.

Officials say 39-year-old Aaron Thomas tried to hang himself over the weekend.

Thomas is suspected of assaulting women in four states, including Virginia, over the past 12 years.

Authorities are not releasing his mug shot yet, because they're afraid it might impact possible witnesses who are currently being asked to pick him out in a photo line up.

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