A southwest Iowa man is jailed in Nebraska in connection with two sexual assaults in Omaha, and police say the suspect may be responsible for more attacks on both sides of the Missouri River. Forty-five-year-old Todd A. Mills, of Shelby, Iowa, was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his job in Omaha.
Mills was taken into custody on suspicion of two counts of first-degree sexual assault in connection with incidents which allegedly occurred last month and in September of 2008. Mills also faces two counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, one count of false imprisonment and one count of kidnapping.
Pottawattamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker said Mills may be the man responsible four sexual assaults in his county, as well. Danker said DNA evidence his office received last week from the state crime lab in Ankeny found a match in two of the assaults. The other incidents allegedly occurred on June 10th of this year, and on August 1st, 2009.
Detectives from both jurisdictions are asking that those who may have been the victim of a similar crime that went unreported contact investigators with the Omaha Police Department’s child victims-sexual assault unit at 402-444-5636, or Pottawattamie Sheriff’s Investigations at 712-890-2221.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic