Redford man suspected in at least 34 crimes, including rape

Ikeie Smith, 32, is a suspect in at least 35 sexual assault and home invasion cases in eight cities, dating back to 2011.

DEARBORN, MICH. - A 32-year-old Redford man is suspected in dozens of cases throughout seven communities in metro Detroit including sexual assaults, home invasions and attempted home invasions, officials said today.

Ikeie Ranordo Smith, has been arraigned in connection with one rape so far and is being held without bond as Wayne County prosecutors review more warrant requests that have come in and are expected to come in soon.

“I want to tell our citizens and our community alike that there’s no more power he holds over the people,” Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said during a news conference today. “And I can assure you that he will be in jail for a long time.”

He said FBI behavioral scientists and analysts referred to the person as “power reassurance rapist.”

The 34 cases included home invasions, attempted home invasions and criminal sexual assaults, which occurred is several of them, but not all of them.

Michigan State Police First Lt. Mike Shaw said there was DNA in seven of the cases.

“This was good police work that solved this case,” he said.

The firsts DNA match was in Feb. 2014. DNA from a 2013 Dearborn case matched DNA from a 2011 Inkster case, police said.

The communities that have potential cases linked to Smith include Garden City, Redford, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Allen Park and Taylor dating to 2011.

Smith faces three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of each second-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree home invasion in the sexual assault in which he arraigned on Friday in 21st District Court in Garden City.

A court-appointed attorney has been requested for Smith, who has a probable-cause conference set for Sept. 19, a deputy clerk at the courthouse said.

(2016 © Detroit Free Press)


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