The man is currently in custody on suspicions of having carried out 10 assaults against women and will face a new detention hearing on Tuesday.
“I want him detained on probable cause for the new offenses,” said deputy chief prosecutor Pia Åsberg on Monday.
The new crimes include attempted rapes in 2005 and 2008, assault and sexual molestation in October 2010 and sexual molestation in the same month.
In addition to acknowledging the latest cases, the man already confessed in November to seven of the assaults for which he is currently in custody. Beyond the new crimes, there were no current plans to interview him regarding several other incidents as of last month.
The man was initially arrested on October 11th, 2010 after cancelling a DNA test with the police. One day before his arrest, two women were attacked and it is believed that he was behind both assaults.
Previously, police had distanced themselves from reports that the man was a suspect in an unsolved double homicide in Linköping in 2004.
If he is convicted for all of the crimes for which he is currently under suspicion, he would become the worst serial rapist in Sweden’s history.