Vance Charged In Rape Of Woman Who Was Grabbed While On Her Way Home From Work

Thursday, January 11, 2018
Anthony Peter Vance
Anthony Peter Vance

Police have charged Anthony Peter Vance with rape in connection with an attack Jan. 3 on a woman who was grabbed while on her way home from work.

Vance, 54, was located at the Community Kitchen and taken into custody on Wednesday.

Police said the 48-year-old woman, who lives near Vance's home address, had gotten off at the bus stop at Wilson Street and Wilcox Boulevard at 6:45 a.m.

She said she was then approached by a dark-skinned black male. He was described as 5'7", wearing a horizontal striped white and brown shirt, khaki pants, dark brown shoes, a black jacket and a blue or black toboggan.

She said the man grabbed her and forced her into the backyard of some nearby duplexes.

After a brief tussle, she said the man raped her.

She said he told her he was a member of the Crips gang and if she called police he would kill her and her family.

After the woman contacted police the same day, officers searched a data base and came up with Vance as a possible suspect. She picked him from a photo lineup.

Vance was charged with rape in 2014, and two years later he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. He was given a 10-year suspended sentence.

He was charged last December with a violation of the sex offender registry.

 


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