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2 Men Arrested for Rape and Related Crimes

On June 13, Ramirez and Pineda allegedly went to the woman’s home and attacked her, choking her and causing her to lose consciousness. Ramirez and the victim had dated, but she broke off the relationship in November 2007, according to prosecutors. The men reportedly dragged her into a bedroom, where they revived her by pouring beer on her face and demanded at knifepoint that she have sex with them, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Ramirez then reportedly ordered Pineda out of the room and raped and sodomized the woman, according to prosecutors. After the sexual assault, Ramirez and Pineda reportedly took pictures of the victim and threatened to kill her if she reported the attack to police, prosecutors said.  More information here.

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January 3rd, 2009 at 8:37 pm





Salesman guilty in rape and murder of a 90-year-old Woman

A traveling salesman from Missouri is reportedly expected to receive life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to the rape and murder of a 90-year-old woman in her home in 2005. Richard Craig McNew of St. Louis, Mo., reportedly admitted in Contra Costa County Superior Court on Tuesday to bounding and gagging Anna Elizabeth Vuori in her Lafayette home, sexually assaulting her and smothering her to death, before stealing cash, savings bonds, and her car. More information here.

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January 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm





Man sentenced to 30 to 60 years for the brutal rape of a 77-year-old

The victim said the assailant ripped off her clothes, raped her, then gagged her and bound her wrists and ankles with a bra and scarves. The assailant stole $85 from the victim’s purse and, in a final insult, stomped on the elderly woman’s chest as he left. The judge called this “one of the most horrific crimes” in her memory.

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December 6th, 2008 at 4:49 pm





IL Man sentenced to 13 years in rape

DuPage County judge has reportedly sentenced a man to 13 years in prison for raping a Woodridge woman, then leading police on a car chase that ended when he crashed into an elderly couple’s living room in Hinsdale. The woman that 29-year-old former Aurora resident Joshua Colwell reportedly plead guilty to raping had an order of protection against him at the time he committed the crimes. More information here.

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November 23rd, 2008 at 4:55 pm





San Diego Woman Raped in Home Invasion

At least four people invaded a home in Redwood Village and raped a woman late Friday, resulting in a SWAT team standoff. More information here.

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October 20th, 2008 at 12:08 am





Bike Path Rape Suspect Arrested

Troy, New York police have reportedly arrested a man in connection with a rape on a bike path that took place over the summer. Stephen Pluff, 24, is reportedly facing several felony charges including rape and unlawful imprisonment. Police say a woman was riding her bike when a man riding in the opposite direction reached his arm out and knocked her down from her bike, raped her, then fled on his bike. More information here.

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October 18th, 2008 at 12:03 am

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NC Man Charged With Rape and Robbery

A Newton, North Carolina man was reportedly arrested and charged with robbing two convenience stores and raping an employee. Ronald Wayne Locklear, 26, of 115 Shady Lane was arrested by Fayetteville, NC Police after crashing in a police chase. More information here.

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October 13th, 2008 at 12:01 am

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GA Man Arrested for Multiple Rapes

Georgia police reportedly arrested Eric Foster on Saturday morning and charged him with two sexual assaults that allegedly occurred on Oct. 2 and again on Oct. 8. Police reportedly said he was later transferred to the Fulton County, GA jail, where he is charged with rape, kidnapping, and criminal attempt to commit aggravated sodomy. More information here.

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October 11th, 2008 at 5:04 pm





Suspect Arrested in Dade City Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

A criminal with a handgun reportedly forced his way into a woman’s Lake Avenue home in Dade City, FL early on April 21. He then reportedly made the woman perform a sexual act on him while he held the gun to her head, Dade City police said. Afterwards, he reportedly robbed the woman. Last month, police said, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab matched DNA from the scene to a man by the name of Mandarin Heshami Colbert, 30, whose last known address was 38344 Hampton Ave., Dade City, FL. Police reportedly arrested him on Wednesday when he arrived for a scheduled appointment with the Parole and Probation office. He is reportedly charged with home invasion robbery and sexual battery with a deadly weapon, and was held on $200,000 bail.  More information here.

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October 10th, 2008 at 12:23 am





Nantucket Woman Raped During Home Invasion

A Nantucket woman was sexually assaulted in the early morning when a man entered her home. This is the second such home invasion and sexual assault in a little over three months in the mid-island area. More information here.

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October 9th, 2008 at 12:46 pm





Man Sentenced to 60 Years for Rape and Murder

Robert Pettus, 22, was reportedly found guilty of raping and murdering Martha E. Byrd, who lived in the 500 block of Hilltop Terrace SE in Washington. Byrd’s nude body was found in her bed with a 12-inch knife protruding from her chest. Pettus was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the rape and murder. More information here.

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October 5th, 2008 at 8:46 am





Man Admits to Rape and Home Invasion

Christopher Karls, a 24 year old male of Wayzata, MN allegedly admitted in court that he a 20-year-old woman who then leaping from her second-story apartment window wearing only a towel near the University of Minnesota after trying to fend off her attacker with a curling iron. Karls was reportedly previously convicted in 2002 for burglarizing an occupied dwelling in Stearns County. More information here.

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September 30th, 2008 at 8:47 am





Man Convicted Of Raping Elderly AL Woman

James Broadhead was found guilty of raping a 75-year-old woman. At trial, the victim testified that Broadhead, 26, put a knife to her throat, made her lie down, then he raped her, robbed her and stole her car. More information here.

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September 26th, 2008 at 12:39 am





Man Charged in Multiple VA Rapes

Derrick Gosnell, 25, of Spotsylvania, VA is reportedly charged with two counts of attempted rape, one count of sodomy and one count of abduction in Spotsylvania, said 1st Sgt. Liz Scott of the Sheriff’s Office. More information here.

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September 25th, 2008 at 6:13 am





Sexual Assault and Home Invasion in MN

A Winona, MN man was reportedly charged with burglary and criminal sexual conduct Friday after he allegedly broke into a random home and molested a sleeping woman earlier this week. Jason Michael Cieminski, 27, was reportedly charged with two counts each of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree burglary. More information here.

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September 21st, 2008 at 6:15 pm





Man Charged In 1997 Rape and Murder

Aarion Johnson, 28, is reportedly charged with murder in the death of Susanne Stoffels, who was found dead in her home on Ross Street in November 2007. Police say Johnson had broken into the home and raped Stoffels before killing her. Johnson is currently serving a 70-year sentence on previous rape and burglary charges. More information here.

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September 19th, 2008 at 12:55 pm





Man Sentenced to Life in Prison For Child Rape

A man on was reportedly sentenced to life in prison after he kidnapped and raped a 5 year old girl. Matthew Cook Casey, 37, kidnapped the child from her Williamson home on Dec. 14, 2006 and raped her in his car, accoridng to a release from U.S. Attorney Chuck Miller’s office. Earlier that day, Casey raped a 55-year-old woman in South Williamson, Ky., the same release indicated. More information here.

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September 17th, 2008 at 4:06 pm





CA Home Invasion-Sex Assaults Linked to Lone Criminal

Investigators have determined four Natomas, CA area home invasion robberies and sexual assaults appear to be the work of a single attacker, Sacramento authorities said Sunday. Sacramento Police and Sacramento County sheriff’s officials said the four unsolved home invasion cases all happened within the past year. In two of the attacks, the victim was sexually assaulted. More information here.

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September 14th, 2008 at 10:41 pm





University of Connecticut Student Raped in Home Invasion

A Woodbridge, CT man has been released on bond after police said he broke into the apartment of an University of Connecticut student and raped her. When officers arrived, they reportedly said Frank Cirillo, 21, was found partially clothed attempting to force his way into a nearby apartment. Cirillo was reportedly taken into police custody and charged with home invasion, sexual assault in the first degree, burglary, criminal attempt burglary, criminal mischief, larceny and breach of peace.  More information here.

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September 14th, 2008 at 4:00 pm





Oakland, CA man convicted of 1994 rape and murder

An Oakland, California man faces life in prison without parole after being convicted of a brutal rape and murder more than a decade ago. Authorities connected Willie Latimore, 58, to the case after he was forced to give a DNA sample subsequent to a robbery conviction. The DNA proved to be a match DNA taken from the body of 35-year-old Gwendolyn Evans, who was found beaten, raped, and stabbed in an abandoned apartment on November 11th, 1994. More information here.

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September 13th, 2008 at 9:50 am