Marcell Andre Haley charged with rape, strangulation, sodomy, abduction in Va.

12:22 PM, Oct 23, 2013   |    comments
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WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- A man is charged with multiple crimes including rape, strangulation, and robbery after an incident in Woodbridge on Tuesday.

According to Prince William County Police, at 9:15 a.m. detectives responded to investigate an assault that reportedly happened at a home in the 5000 block of Linfield Drive in Woodbridge.

Police say a woman was visiting Marcell Andre Haley at the home. Sometime before 4 a.m. police say Haley confronted the woman while she was outside and demanded her wallet. Haley then reportedly took her cell phone while striking her repeatedly. Police say the assault was so brutal, it caused the the woman to go in and out of consciousness. Haley is then accused of dragging the woman back into the home and assaulting her physically and sexually.

Police tell us that the woman eventually lost consciousness. When she awoke, Haley was asleep and she made her escape from the home.

A passerby then saw the woman and called police, say authorities. Police say the woman suffered significant injuries to her face and body. She was taken to a hospital.

When police arrived in the area, they found Haley. After an investigation, he was arrested and charged with:

  • 2 counts of rape,
  • 1 count of aggravated malicious wounding,
  • 2 counts of strangulation,
  • 1 count of forcible sodomy,
  • 1 count of attempted forcible sodomy,
  • 1 count of abduction with intent to defile,
  • 1 count of aggravated sexual battery,
  • and 1 count of robbery.

He is being held without bond, say police.


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