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Old 11-10-2018, 05:48 AM
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Man indicted for rape of woman waiting at Columbus bus stop

Updated: 11/09/18 06:48 pm EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man was indicted on multiple charges in connection to a rape of a woman who was waiting for a bus on the west side of Columbus.

The Franklin County Grand Jury returned an eight-count indictment on 39-year-old Antwan Blackwell for one count of kidnapping, six counts of rape and one count of having a weapon under disability.

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says the incident happened around 5:15 a.m. on Oct. 24. The 51-year-old woman was waiting at a COTA bus stop at the intersection of Sullivant Avenue and S. Glenwood Avenue when Backwell allegedly approached her at gunpoint.

O'Brien says Blackwell ordered the victim to walk to a nearby vacant area, where it is alleged in the indictment that Blackwell repeatedly raped her and then left the scene. Soon after, the victim called police.

The victim had a sexual assault exam completed which was submitted to the crime lab for testing. The prosecutor's office says a DNA profile was obtained and it came back with a match belonging to Blackwell.

Blackwell has multiple domestic violence convictions dating back 21 years. He had most recently been released from prison in March.
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