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A SUSPECTED serial rapist has been arrested and police fear he may be behind a string of sexual assaults across the US.

Police in North Carolina arrested Michael Brandon Shinn, 29, on Thursday. Cops suspect targeted his female victims online and agreed to meet him in Mooresville.

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Police have arrested suspected 'serial rapist' Michael Brandon ShinnCredit: Mooresville Police Department
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The vehicle Michael Brandon Shinn allegedly used in his attacksCredit: Mooresville Police Department

Investigators claim that after Shinn met up with his victims, he would drive them to a parking lot and forcibly rape them.

Cops claim Shinn met up with his first victim in the Mooresville area on June 19.

The female victim claims she met Shinn online and agreed to meet him at a parking lot on River Highway in Mooresville.

She then got into his vehicle and was taken to the parking lot, where Shinn allegedly sexually assaulted her.

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After the attack, cops claim Shinn left the victim in the parking lot without her car or phone.

She described Shinn as a middle-aged white male who drove a silver or gray Dodge Charger with a black stripe.

Authorities claim the suspect struck again two days later, on June 21, after a second female victim, who was hospitalized in Huntersville, told police she was sexually assaulted by a man with a similar description as Shinn.

The victim claims she met the man online and agreed to meet in Mooresville.

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She said she was driven to the same remote parking lot and raped by the suspect who left her there.

Investigators quickly tracked down Shinn and fear he's responsible for similar incidents across the country as far as California.

Shinn was charged with two counts of second-degree forcible rape and one count of second-degree forcible sex offense.

He's being held at the Iredell County Detention Center on $600,000 bond.

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