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Ware man facing several rape charges

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GRANBY, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

Investigators have arrested a Ware man who is accused of several rapes in Granby.

Granby Police Alan Wishart said that earlier this year, their department began investigating two sexual assaults that had occurred in town. 

One of those incidents occurred on February 23 and the other was on March 29.  

"In both incidents, the women who were assaulted were left in Granby after being picked up by the suspect in a neighboring jurisdiction and driven to the same location in Granby where they were sexually assaulted," Wishart explained.

As part of that investigation, earlier this month, Granby Police asked for the public's help in identifying a tow truck driver, who was allegedly a suspect in the assaults.

Wishart said that one of the several leads that came in led towards a specific suspect and towing company.  

"The suspect’s name was entered into a DNA database and it was determined his DNA had been linked to a sexual assault that occurred in Granby in 2009," Wishart added.

Investigators then developed a lead to another woman who was reportedly identified as being sexually assaulted by the suspect in Granby as well.

Police were granted arrest warrants and 41-year-old Arthur Salsbury of Ware has been arrested on two counts of aggravated rape, three counts of rape, and two counts of assault and battery for reported assaults that involve three women that happened in Granby.

Salsbury is being held until his arraignment, which is scheduled for Wednesday in Eastern Hampshire District Court.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.  Anyone with information about these alleged crimes or similar incidents are asked to contact your local police department or Granby Police at (413) 467-9222.

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