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Tampa man accused of raping 19-year-old woman

TAMPA — A 31-year-old man accused of breaking into a woman's car and sexually assaulting her was arrested Monday, police said.

A 19-year-old woman was in her car in the 1300 block of E 8th Avenue on Dec. 22 about 8:30 p.m. when a man forced his way in and raped her, Tampa police said.

DNA identified her attacker as Anthony C. Matthews, of 1014 E 108th Ave. in Tampa. A warrant was issued for his arrest.

In an interview with detectives, Matthews admitted to committing the crime, police said.

Matthews faces charges of carjacking, kidnapping and four counts of sexual battery. He also faces violation of probation on a robbery charge, jail records show.

Matthews was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Wednesday without bail.

Tampa man accused of raping 19-year-old woman 01/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:49pm]
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