Kenneth Bowens mugshot and police sketch

Clayton County police arrested Kenneth Bowens III on Aug. 27th in connection to multiple rapes dating back to July 4, 2015.

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- A man linked to multiple sexual assaults has finally been arrested after evading police in Clayton County for years.

On Aug. 22 police arrested Kenneth Thomas Bowen III, 24, for the alleged rapes of multiple women in the Morrow-Southlake Mall area dating back to July 4, 2015.

In all, Bowen is accused in eight sexual assaults.

County police said the motive for each case included:

  • Gaining entry through an unsecured or open window
  • Accosting a victim outside as she walked to her apartment
  • Forcing his way into the apartment when a victim opened the door
  • Pulling out a weapon to intimidate the victim

Bowen was linked to the rapes of at least eight women through DNA.

During the investigation, it was determined that Bowen briefly worked as a police recruit for the Clayton County Police, however he was terminated prior to completion of the academy. 

He was arrested at his place of employment, the Auto Service Center at Walmart by US Marshals.

The investigation is ongoing.

Bowen is expected to appear in court at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning.

A press conference was held Wednesday morning detailing more information on the arrest. Click here to watch a replay.

CBS46 will continue to update this story as it develops.

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