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TITUSVILLE, Fla. - A Brevard County man, who prosecutors say has violently attacked eight other women, is now accused of rape.

Investigators said he also beat a woman in front of her child.

Julian Felton stood before a judge Thursday on rape, battery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment charges.

Felton was arrested after the victim's child told a school resource officer about the attack.

Detectives said Felton kicked the woman while she was down.

Felton has previous convictions for aggravated assault, false imprisonment and battery. He's never served much prison time. Prosecutors believe he threatens his victims into silence, resulting in reduced charges.

If convicted, Felton could receive life in prison.