CLEVELAND — A man accused of raping and murdering women on Cleveland’s near west side over a period of two decades was arraigned Monday.
An attorney representing Elias Acevedo, 49, entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and asked for a “reasonable” bond.
Prosecutors requested bond be set at $1 million for each of his five alleged rape victims.
The judge complied, setting bond at $5 million.
On Thursday, investigators announced a 293-count indictment against Acevedo.
Acevedo is also charged with the 1994 murder of 30-year-old Pamela Pemberton, who was a neighbor of his.
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