August 5, 1999 |
They met in church, fell in love and married. And for 11 months they enjoyed a happy conjugal life. But now, says Ana Margarita Martinez, every time that she and her husband made love, she was raped. Not by her husband, Juan Pablo Roque. By Cuba.
August 14, 1998 |
Florida prosecutors dropped charges against a man thought to be a serial rapist targeting international tourists, citing DNA tests that failed to link him to the attacks. Kenneth Taylor, 39, said he might have spent the rest of his life in prison, simply because he looks like "hundreds of black males in the area." He was charged July 16 with raping a British tourist in Kissimmee, Fla.
July 17, 1998 |
A man was arrested in connection with a rape and robbery in the Kissimmee hotel room of two British tourists, and investigators were looking into whether nine other similar attacks in the Orlando area might be related. Kenneth Taylor, 39, was identified by one of the victims as being the man who attacked them Monday in their room. Police said the pair were robbed and forced to perform sex acts with each other before the woman was raped.
April 15, 1998 |
Twenty years after he raped a California teenager, chopped off her forearms and left her naked in a ditch, Lawrence Singleton was sentenced Tuesday to die in Florida's electric chair for the fatal stabbing of a Tampa prostitute in his own living room. Singleton, 70, showed no emotion as he listened to Judge Bob Anderson Mitcham seal his fate in words laden with undisguised disgust.
February 2, 1998 |
A 14-year-old girl who was raped, stabbed nearly 30 times and beaten so badly that her eyes swelled shut was found staggering down a road four days after she says a family friend attacked her. The girl said she had stayed hidden in the woods because she was terrified that her assailant would return to kill her. She identified the attacker as 22-year-old Scott Christopher Malsky, who was arrested later in Delaware after police stopped him for speeding.
May 7, 1997 |
After a high-speed chase through this Florida city, police arrested a man suspected of murdering a tourist and raping two women near the Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, officers said Tuesday. "I don't know why I do the things I do," James Sears Hartsock told reporters after his arrest Monday night. Hartsock, 25, was charged with raping a tourist and murdering her male companion last week in a hotel across from Universal Studios.