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Cops: Serial abductor broke into Ohio homes to kidnap girls

This undated photo provided by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office shows Justin Christian. Authorities said Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, that Christian, who is accused of breaking into two homes and kidnapping and raping a girl and trying to abduct another within the past year, scouted out his victims. (Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office via AP)

This undated photo provided by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office shows Justin Christian. Authorities said Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, that Christian, who is accused of breaking into two homes and kidnapping and raping a girl and trying to abduct another within the past year, scouted out his victims. (Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities in the Cleveland area have arrested a man who they say broke into two homes and kidnapped a girl and tried to abduct another within the past year.

Investigators said Monday that they found DNA to link the 29-year-old man to both cases.

They're calling him a serial abductor and are looking into whether he was involved in similar abduction attempts.

Police on Friday arrested Justin Christian, of Lorain, on a warrant charging him with rape and kidnapping.

Prosecutors say Christian is suspected of kidnapping a 6-year-old Cleveland girl in May and attempting to abduct a 10-year-old Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) girl in February.

There were no court records about the charges against Christian or whether he has an attorney. There is no home telephone listing for him.