Police in Arizona said they have linked at least one burglary sexual assault there to a man arrested in Newport Beach earlier this year and think there could be more victims, authorities said.
Kevin Lee Francois, 44, is being held in Orange County Jail without bail and awaiting extradition to Maricopa County, Ariz.
Police allege Francois burglarized a Tempe, Ariz., apartment in 2003 and sexually assaulted one of the female residents. Starting in 1984, Francois made numerous trips to Tucson and Phoenix, where he has a history of burglary and voyeurism charges, according to a media release from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department.
He targeted college-aged women in residential areas surrounding colleges and sometimes stole their driver's licenses, credit cards or college ID cards, police said.
Francois would sometimes burglarize the home and then return later to assault the woman living there, authorities said.
The 2003 burglary and sexual assault was considered "a cold," or unsolved, case until this year.