'He will do a lot of time': Hennepin County attorney on suspect facing charges in series of assaults

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Wednesday afternoon, a man charged in a series of sexual assaults in Minneapolis made his first court appearance.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman discussed charges against alleged serial rapist Jory Wiebrand after his initial appearance.

"He's off the streets," Freeman said.

Wiebrand, 34, of Ham Lake, is currently facing nine charges in a series of assault cases. During a news conference, Freeman said most of Wiebrand's cases took place from early 2019 to early 2020.

"But we are looking at others," Freeman said, stating that additional charges may be forthcoming.

Freeman said Wiebrand would reportedly stalk victims at night, in parking lots, on porches and would sometimes breaking into victims' homes.

"We believe he is the classic case of a serial rapist," said Freeman.

Minneapolis police were able to identify Wiebrand's fingerprint on glass at a residence he had broken into during an attempted assault, which paved the way for additional investigation.

"We're pleased to finally have him behind bars," Freeman said. "He will do a lot of time."

Freeman added that the county is currently investigating at least 13 cases against Wiebrand.

"We are quite convinced we have the right guy and we're going to throw everything we've got at him," said Freeman.

Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Wiebrand is being investigated in at least four other attempted assaults going back to several years ago.

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