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List of Victims Grows as Teens Come Forward About Alleged Rapist

List of Victims Grows as Teens Come Forward About Alleged Rapist

Posted - Feb. 19, 2003 at 3:36 p.m.



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News Specialist Sandra Yi reportingNew information is released about a 24-year-old Syracuse man accused of raping teenage girls.

Police have identified other victims, including a 7-year-old girl.

Officers arrested Randall Noble Thursday after two girls told police he raped them. Since his arrest, more victims have come forward and the list of names has more than doubled.

"I believe he was victimizing girls on a weekly basis. Sometimes it was the same ones over and over," says Sgt. Mark Sessions with the Syracuse Police Department.

Police say it wasn't difficult for Randall Noble to attract teenage girls. Officers say he appeared to many as attractive and charming.

"The 16-, 17-year-olds are feeling, 'I've got this good looking older guy looking at me, paying attention to me, and I'm going to go out on a date with him,'" Sessions says.

Police say Noble would ask a girl to go to the movies, but would instead rent a video, take them to his home and into his bedroom.

Many of the victims stayed silent until seeing news reports of Noble's arrest last week.

Since then, five more teens have told police that Noble sexually assaulted them.

"I'm happy that they're getting this out so they can get on with their lives," Sessions says.

One 16-year-old girl told officers Noble raped and fondled her more than 50 times when she was only 7 years old. Police say Noble was friends with her brother.

Another 16-year-old says Noble tried to rape her.

Detectives are still questioning three other girls between 16 and 17 years old.

"Almost all of the victims have said they told him no, and he has forcefully put himself on them and attempted to have sex with them," Sessions says.

Police arrested Noble last week after he allegedly raped a 13-year-old and her 14-year-old cousin in a newly built home.

They say Noble didn't have a weapon but seemed to become increasingly more violent.

Police are relieved he's off the streets.

"There's no doubt in my mind there would have been more victims," Sessions says.

Police believe there could be more victims still out there.

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