Errol Alex Martinez (Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

Man faces rape charges in Roswell, Norcross

Arrested in connection with a 2014 Roswell rape case, an Alpharetta man now faces charges in two sexual assault cases in Norcross, police said.

And authorities said he confessed to other crimes. 

Errol Alex Martinez, 23, is in the Fulton County jail with no bond, records show.

Roswell police on Friday charged Martinez with rape, first-degree burglary and simple battery, officials said.

Then on Tuesday, Norcross police charged him with rape, sexual battery, robbery and battery after a DNA match tied him to two sexual assault cases at Norcross bus stops.

He could be involved in as many as five such cases in Roswell, police spokeswoman Lisa Holland told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.

“He’s confessed to us,” Holland said. “That’s why we believe there are more (victims). That’s why we want people to come forward.”

Holland told Channel 2 Action News that “he had been into so many homes that he can’t remember them all.” She also told the station that Martinez attacked the women in bizarre ways to make their stories seem outlandish.

Martinez’s victims are single women 46 to 60 years old, Holland told The AJC.

Martinez had recently served time for robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Roswell, Channel 2 reported.

“We are extremely thankful there has been a suspect identification and apprehension in these two cases,” Norcross police Chief Bill Grogan said.

However, his wife finds the charges hard to believe, Channel 2 reported. Desja Perkins defended him.

“He's a very good father,” she told the news station. “He's a hard worker, so I don't know if he would have time to do something like this.”

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