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Maricopa County grand jury indicts man in sexual assaults from 2003-2006

Posted at 5:20 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 21:15:29-05

A Maricopa County grand jury has indicted a man on six counts of sexual assault in cases from 2003 to 2006.

Authorities say 28-year-old Michael Paladino is in custody and facing a Jan. 29 court date.

It was unclear Monday if he has an attorney.

County prosecutors received notification in April that a previously untested sexual assault kit from 2005 had come back with a match to Paladino's DNA.

Authorities then found Paladino was listed as a suspect in multiple sexual assault cases in the Phoenix metro area and many of the victims were juveniles at the time.

Paladino was arrested last month for a non-related driving offense and gave investigators the opportunity to interview him in relation to the sexual assaults.

He has denied the allegations of sexual assault.