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Tampa man accused of raping woman in abandoned home

TAMPA — A 43-year-old man accused of raping a woman inside an abandoned home was arrested Sunday, police said.

Demetrius Johnson forced the woman into the abandoned house at 3004 Cord St. about 6:30 a.m. and threatened to beat her, according to an arrest affidavit.

Once inside, he sexually assaulted her, an arrest affidavit shows.

The victim called 911. Johnson was arrested inside the house.

He faces charges of sexual battery, kidnapping and giving a false name to law enforcement. He also faces an unrelated violation of probation charge for fleeing to elude police.

Johnson was booked into the Hillsborough County jail, where he remained Monday afternoon without bail.

Tampa man accused of raping woman in abandoned home 03/18/13 [Last modified: Monday, March 18, 2013 2:27pm]

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