Opening statements set to begin in serial rapist trial

Jurors are prepared to hear opening statements Tuesday in the trial against a man accused of raping at least a dozen women at gunpoint.

Prosecutors say D'Andre Shabazz sexually assaulted women and girls from 2002 to 2005.

Some of the victims, police say, were 15-years-old.

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According to police, Shabazz would target women and girls who were walking alone at night then he would follow them and force them into his car. Police say Shabazz drove the women to parks or abandoned homes where he would force them to have sex with him.

For nearly two decades, the cases remained unsolved.

In 2017, prosecutors went through old rape kits and matched Shabazz's DNA to a 2003 case, then to eleven others.​