Serial Rapist Suspect In Custody

Attacks spanned from 1995 to 2003.

April 03, 2019 - 11:12 am

The Spartanburg Police Department and the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office held a joint press conference Wednesday morning to announce the arrest of Gregory Howard Frye.

Frye is allegedly responsible for sexually assaulting or attempting to sexually assault 12 women between the years of 1995 and 2003. Police say that 1 of the 12 women was attacked twice, bringing the total number of incidents to 13.

Authorities were led to believe all the victims had the same attacker because the assaults occurred early in the morning at the victim’s apartment complexes, and each victim described the attacker similarly..After years of these attacks remaining unsolved, authorities decided 6 months ago to intensely focus their case on forensic evidence. This effort was finally rewarded last week when SLED informed police they had found a DNA profile matching the alleged attacker.

Frye was arrested on Tuesday, and charged with one count of burglary, first degree kidnapping, and criminal sexual conduct.

He went before a magistrate judge Tuesday night where he was told he would have to go before a circuit court judge for arraignment at a later date.

Police say that additional charges are pending, and that Frye is currently being held in the Spartanburg County Detention Center.

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