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11-17-06, 12:00 PM #1
Georgia Officer Stops Rape
Story by wsbtv.com
DeKalb County Police say a brazen rapist who brutalized a cab driver is behind bars thanks to the persistence of one of their officers.
Detectives say 22-year-old Waldemar DeLeon was captured while he was in the act of sexually assaulting the victim.
Detectives say this all started in Gwinnett County when a man called for a taxi and then tried to rape the taxi driver on I-285 near the Chamblee-Tucker ramp to I-85. Unfortunately for the rapist, a persistent off-duty officer heard the call and went to work.
Detective Keith Lewis dogged determination, even when off-duty, helped catch 22-year-old DeLeon, who officers say was attempting to brutally rape a female taxi driver on the shoulder of I-285 near Spaghetti Junction.
Lewis had just left an off-duty job and was headed home when he heard something about a missing taxi on his department issued radio. He knew the area and decided to help.
He soon spotted the taxi and noticed a man sitting on top of a woman. Lewis initially thought both were victims since both were bleeding.
As I got closer I could see that she was actually fighting him off and his hands were trying to remove more of her clothing, said Det. Lewis.
The taxi driver screamed that she was being raped by a fare she had just picked up. The detective says he pulled DeLeon off the victim and say DeLeon took off running.
Lewis radioed his location and DeLeon was arrested.
Lewis supervisors applaud him for his watchful eye and for caring. Lewis says he's no hero.
She fought with him for 14-20 minutes non-stop. She's the hero here, Det. Lewis says.
Police are not releasing the suspect's picture because they believe he may have committed other rapes and they want to put him in a line-up.
DeLeon faces robbery, kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment charges. He's being held on a $121,000 bond.
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11-17-06, 12:42 PM #2
Finally some good press. Kudos to that officer, I sir stand and applaud you."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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11-17-06, 01:15 PM #3
Excellent work on the officer's part! The fact that he cares so much as to help even when off duty shows greatness. I also agree with the officer that kudos should go to the woman too. For not giving up the fight against her attacker.Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
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11-17-06, 05:10 PM #4
Excellent story. DeKalb Police has getting a lot of bad press locally because the local (liberal) media thinks, for some reason, DeKalb shouldn't kill bad guys that are trying to kill them.
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great job. thank God he was th right person in the right place at the right time.
11-17-06, 09:03 PM #6
isnt that the Atlanta Urinal and Constipation?
11-17-06, 09:04 PM #7
They don't get no better that that!!!
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