E. Coast rape suspect pleads not guilty to larceny

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Posted: Apr 25, 2011 4:56 PM
E. Coast rape suspect pleads not guilty to larceny

A Connecticut man awaiting trial in a series of rapes and other attacks along the East Coast has pleaded not guilty to a minor larceny charge over theft of a bicycle.

The New Haven Register reports the plea was entered Monday for Aaron Thomas on the fourth-degree larceny charge.

Thomas has been held since his March 4 arrest on rape and other charges in New Haven. Authorities say DNA confirms he's responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women from Virginia to Connecticut. He's charged with three rapes in Virginia and one in Connecticut.

Assistant State's Attorney Stacey Haupt says Thomas likely will face trial in New Haven on a first-degree sexual assault allegation before he's tried in Virginia.

Thomas has pleaded not guilty in Connecticut.