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Major Push To Trap 'East Coast Rapist'

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Digital billboards featuring sketches of the suspect are running in the four states where attacks occurred including Virginia and Maryland.

Police have also set up a website about the case at EastCoastRapist.com -- it contains maps, composite sketches and very specific details about how this man operates.

The same individual is believed responsible for a dozen separate attacks that targeted 17 women. The most recent occurred in Woodbridge, Va., in 2009, where he was almost caught when a victim was able to send a text message to her mother calling for help.

All the attacks have been linked by DNA, but investigators say they need someone to recognize and identify him.

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