By Heide Brandes
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Tulsa Police have arrested a 30-year-old man on suspicion of the sexual assault of eight women after finding the man in a weekend car crash that put him into a coma, police officials said on Thursday.
Desmond Campbell, who is in critical condition at a Tulsa hospital, has been charged with seven sexual assaults, Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan told a news conference.
Police were investigating his possible involvement in an eighth sexual assault, he said
A police source told the Tulsa World newspaper that DNA evidence was found implicating Campbell. A lawyer for Campbell was not immediately available for comment.
Police did an internet search of Campbell and saw that his name came up on a list of people involved in the weekend crash. They went to investigate, seeing him as a suspect in a series of sexual assaults.
The crash took place minutes after a sexual assault in which Campbell is now a suspect, police said.
(Reporting by Heide Brandes; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; editing by Andrew Hay)