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Former girlfriend of alleged JCSU rapist breaks her silence

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

On Thursday, investigators served more warrants against a man accused of raping two women near a college campus.

The women say they were raped by Frederick Sullivan, 43, on separate occasions.

Police located and arrested Sullivan on November 1. Detectives say they believe Sullivan knew both of the victims and the attacks were not random.

Sullivan was charged with a total of eight counts of second degree sex offense, four counts of second degree rape, three counts of second degree kidnapping, communicating threats, assault on a female, and assault by strangulation.

A Charlotte woman contacted WBTV to say that she used to date Sullivan, and he stabbed her with a knife. Marisha McWilliams says Sullivan attacked her in May 2009, just a few days after they broke up.

"It was a long kitchen knife. It was approximately 7 to 9 inches long," she said.

McWilliams says Sullivan forced her inside her car, and kidnapped her.

"He was going to lock me in the trunk, that way I couldn't get out and he told me if he got out and tried to run he would catch me," she said.

She says Sullivan drove for two hours before finally leaving her at the hospital. She went inside CMC and called police.

"I had to change my place of residence. I had to change where my kids went to daycare. I had to change my whole life," she said.

According to a 2009 police report, officers arrested Sullivan for assault, kidnapping, and communicating threats, but he only served time for felonious restraint and communicating threats.

"The judges in Mecklenburg County are not doing enough to protect the women in this community," McWilliams said.

WBTV pulled Sullivan's convictions list from North Carolina Department of Corrections and it goes back to 1989. Convictions include rape, assault on a female, and kidnapping.  

"I'm worried that he could get out again and hurt somebody else and if not try to follow me and hurt me again," she said.

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