I genuinely hope that if you read nothing else today that you will stop and take the time to read this. Evansville Police are looking for a man wanted on 3 charges of rape. One of these attackes occured in the middle of the day, and all of them have taken place on Evansville's Southeast side. According the 14WFIE website...

Police say the suspect is described as a black male, 6'1 to 6'5, 210 to 280 pounds, and short hair.

As most of you know, school is about to be out for summer, and this means young girls playing outside. PLEASE take extra caution! As both a woman and a mom, this is very scary stuff. We often get comfortable in our usual surroundings, like on the way to the car after work, and we forget to be cautious. Sometimes we get preoccupied with what's on our mind, like what we need to pick up at the store, and we don't pay close attention to our surroundings. PLEASE, PLEASE Be Cautious. Be Aware. Be Alert. Be Safe.

From Powertochange.com...

The criminal’s primary strategy is to use the advantage of surprise. Studies have shown that criminals are adept at choosing targets who appear to be unaware of what is going on around them. By being aware of your surroundings and by projecting a “force presence,” many altercations which are commonplace on the street can be avoided.

Here are more personal safety tips from SheKnows.com

Stop being nurturing and sympathetic. It's in our nature as women, but this is how many serial killers and rapists trap their victims. It's a common ploy for predators to act like they need help in order to make women vulnerable

I feel one of the most important things, not listed on any of the sites that I found, is to look out for one another. I think that often now days we feel like it's "not my business" and it "doesn't concern me." The truth of the matter is you have a mom, you likely have a sister or a daughter... and it COULD concern YOU. If you see something suspicious, call for help! Take care of one another.

Police are urging anyone with any information to call Detective Nathan Schroer at 812-435-6029