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Police add rape accusation against Tarpon Springs man already facing murder charge

CLEARWATER — Police arrested a 21-year-old man, already in jail on a murder charge, who they say raped a woman.

Jeremy Dane Brown of Tarpon Springs faces a sexual battery charge.

According to an arrest affidavit, Brown entered the unidentified woman's home at 4 a.m. March 22 and had sex with her against her will. Brown choked, scratched and bit her during the attack, according to records.

The victim identified Brown from photos. He also was identified through the Combined Offender DNA Index System.

Brown was in jail on a first-degree murder charge when Clearwater detectives added the rape charge.

Brown was arrested June 26, accused of killing a neighbor, 48-year-old Paul Wiggins, two nights earlier at the Hillside Mobile Home Park in Tarpon Springs.

Police said Brown stabbed Wiggins more than 100 times.

Police add rape accusation against Tarpon Springs man already facing murder charge 07/02/11 [Last modified: Saturday, July 2, 2011 10:54pm]
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