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Man charged in 2 Charlotte rape cases

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- Mecklenburg County jail photo
Andre Jones, 29, has been charged in connection with two sexual assault cases earlier this month in southwest Charlotte, police said. (Mecklenburg County jail photo)

Detectives have charged a man in connection with two alleged rape cases in southwest Charlotte.

Andre Jerlynn Jones, 29, was arrested last Friday and charged with first-degree forcible rape, second-degree forcible rape and carrying a concealed weapon, police said.

Investigators said Charlotte-Mecklenburg police were called shortly after 11 p.m. May 15 to the 2000 block of Emerywood Drive. A woman said she had arranged to meet a man there, but she said the man sexually assaulted her.

At about 5 a.m. May 22, police were called to the same address, where another woman told officers she was raped at knifepoint. Once again, the victim had arranged to meet a man there.

Police said the suspect returned to the address again May 23 and was arrested.

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