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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The Montgomery man police say used social media to lure his victims to be raped has pleaded guilty to 12 counts relating to the rapes of five women.
At the time of his arrest, authorities called 22-year-old Roderikus Alloway a serial rapist and sexual predator. He has now pleaded guilty to five counts of first degree rape, six counts of first degree sodomy and one count of forcible sexual touching.
According to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office, the series of rapes occurred from February of 2012 through April 2012.
Alloway would contact women via text message and phone calls in order to form a relationship with them. He would eventually invite the women over to his apartment in the Fox Run apartment complex off of Calmar Drive.
When the women would arrive he would pull them into a dark vacant apartment and threaten them with a hammer.
Each of the five women reported the crimes to authorities. It wasn't until the fifth victim was able to wrestle the hammer away from Alloway that police were able to identify him.
After the crimes, Alloway would force the women to delete his phone number and all conversations he had with them. When the fifth victim was able to wrestle the hammer away from Alloway, she struck him on the head with the hammer and was able to get away with all of Alloway's contact information still in her phone.
Police used that information to track Alloway to the apartment where they found him with fresh hammer wounds on his head in possession of the victim's purse and other belongings.
DNA evidence linked Alloway to the other four victims.
Alloway also pleaded guilty to five counts of first degree burglary.