Shaw charged with four Frankford rapes

Police officials announced just two hours ago that DNA evidence postively linked Dorrell Shaw to one of the six Frankford attacks commited by a supposed serial rapist since June.

Special Victims Unit Capt. John Darby said additional information has led investigators to ask District Attorney Lynne Abraham to charge Shaw with three other rapes as well. Sources just told Philly Confidential that Abraham approved the charges against Shaw, 26, who lived on Marlow Street near Bridge.

Shaw was identified earlier this week by police as a "person of interest" because he resembled sketches of the rapist, lived in the area where the attacks occurred and was wanted on a probation violation. Check back here a little while later for more on this case, or read tomorrow's Daily News.