‘East Coast Rapist’ Tried to Hang Himself in Jail


Aaron Thomas, the “East Coast Rapist” accused of raping 17 women in four states over the last 13 years, tried to hang himself in his jail cell last night. Thomas was arrested on Friday and held on a $1 million bond in New Haven, CT.

The East Coast Rapist’s most recent crimes were in October of 2009, when he kidnapped three girls coming home from trick-or-treating and raped two of them. Which is just about the most ghoulish shit I’ve ever heard. Authorities have been hunting him for more than a decade and finally nabbed him on DNA evidence from a cigarette butt. Maybe we shouldn’t recycle those after all.

[Daily Intel via ABC News]