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Largo man accused of attacking, raping ex-girlfriend

KENNETH CITY — Police arrested a man they said broke into his ex-girlfriend's condo then raped her when she returned home.

Preston Maurice Meierhoff, 20, of Largo, was booked into the Pinellas County Jail early Tuesday on charges of sexual battery, burglary and simple battery.

Police said that sometime overnight, Meierhoff broke into his ex's condo. Then he texted the 20-year-old woman, who arrived home with another man. Meierhoff attacked them both, a report said.

He pushed the man outside and locked himself in the home with the woman.

The woman's new boyfriend called police. At one point, police said, Meierhoff, who claimed he is a professional martial arts fighter, threatened to throw the woman off a balcony.

Then Meierhoff raped the woman, police said.

When officers arrived a few minutes later, they had to break into the condo. They found Meierhoff hiding in a closet, according to an arrest affidavit.

He was in jail Tuesday in lieu of $30,500 bail.

Largo man accused of attacking, raping ex-girlfriend 05/07/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:54pm]
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