Rape suspect, James Daniel III, has been charged - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Bond set for Cleveland rape suspect

James Daniel III has his first courtroom appearance. (Source: WOIO) James Daniel III has his first courtroom appearance. (Source: WOIO)
Daniel was arrested on Thursday. (Source: Cleveland Police) Daniel was arrested on Thursday. (Source: Cleveland Police)

The man accused of a morning rape earlier this month appeared in court on Saturday morning.

The judge set James Daniel III's bond at 750,000 cash/surety. He is due back in court on Sept. 30.

Daniel has been charged with rape, after a female jogger was attacked around 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 by West 104th Street and Lake AvenueAuthorities say DNA evidence from the attack matched Daniel's.

His DNA had been on file in a database since he had done time for robbery with a gun, felony assault, burglary, and more.

The suspect is also under investigation for a cold case rape.

A similar early morning attack occurred in Lakewood, but detectives are still investigating if the two incidents are related.

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