An Omaha man accused of sexually assaulting seven women was being held on $8 million bail Monday in the Douglas County Jail.
Christopher Ennis, 27, must pay $800,000, or 10 percent, to be released from jail, Judge Sheryl Lohaus ruled Monday.
Police and prosecutors say Ennis is a serial rapist who preyed on women walking alone late at night or early in the morning near 27th Street between Binney and Wirt Streets or on Maple Street between 20th and 24th Streets. He is accused of choking, dragging and raping the women.
Ennis was arrested after a woman gave police a description of his vehicle. She told police she was raped Sept. 9 near 20th and Maple Streets.
The latest victim, who is 17, told police last week that a man sexually assaulted and choked her more than a year ago near 24th and Maple Streets. She identified Ennis in a lineup as her attacker, police said.
Anyone who was victimized in a similar way is asked to call the special victims unit at 402-444-5636.