CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A man police call the ski-mask rapist has returned to Charlotte.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say Jerry Lee Brooks, 62, raped at least three women in the Charlotte area back in 1979. On Thursday he was extradited to a Mecklenburg County jail after being arrested near Myrtle Beach last month.
CMPD s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit started looking into the case in December of last year and noticed the similarities between several cases. They sent DNA evidence to a lab for testing and were able to link Brooks to three cases.
Brooks allegedly broke into several women's homes across the region while wearing a ski-mask. Officials said they know of at least three victims and believe there may be others across the southeast.
On June 25 a Mecklenburg County grand jury indicted Brooks on 13 counts, including three counts of rape, two counts of crime against nature, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of breaking and entering, one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count of burglary.
The Violent Criminal Apprehension Team tracked Brooks to Myrtle Beach and arrested him just before 4 p.m. on June 26.
Brooks was denied bond last month. He is due in a Mecklenburg County court for a hearing Friday at 1 p.m.