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Man Charged with Multiple Crimes After Allegedly Raping Victim for Four Days

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A man has been charged with several criminal offenses after allegedly entering another man’s home without permission and repeatedly raping him. The victim reported that the suspect, 50-year-old Jabbar A. Gereau, came to his home on March 16 and forced him to engage in sexual acts for four days straight, during which time he felt like a hostage. The victim reported the incident to police after Gereau left his residence on March 20, stating that he was going to church.

The victim, who required a cane to walk following an acute illness in the past, also stated that this was not the first time Gereau had attacked him in this way, as he had reported a similar sexual assault to police on February 28. Police made contact with Gereau on March 26 and charged him with first-degree rape, first-degree burglary, first-degree unlawful sexual contact, first-degree assault, aggravated assault, false imprisonment and kidnapping, and disturbance of the peace with threats. Gereau denied the allegations and was set to attend an advice of rights hearing on March 27. The victim was provided with emergency shelter due to fears that Gereau may return and assault him again.

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