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Homeless man accused of raping teen girl in abandoned garage

ST. PETERSBURG — Authorities on Thursday arrested a man they say raped a teen girl he met a few months ago.

David D. Corey, 21, who is listed in jail records as a transient, met the 14-year-old girl May 3 at a garage at an abandoned home in the 3600 block of 51st Avenue N, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

He forced her to the ground and implied he had a gun before raping her, deputies said. He also made her perform oral sex, deputies said.

Earlier that day, the victim and Corey had met in a public park in Pinellas Park, deputies said.

DNA evidence linked Corey to the crime, an arrest affidavit says. The said there is no indication there are other victims. Corey remained in the Pinellas County Jail on a sexual battery charge in lieu of $20,000 bail.

Homeless man accused of raping teen girl in abandoned garage 07/20/12 [Last modified: Friday, July 20, 2012 6:24pm]
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