Stories For August 2015

Chunsi Vines(Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

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A 29-year-old Cape Coral man was sentenced to life in prison for an August 2015 rape.

Chunsi William Vines, 29, on Tuesday received life for one count of kidnapping, 30 years for sexual battery by threatening use of force or violence and five years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

In October, a Lee County jury convicted Vines on the charges following a two-day trial. 

Vines found his victim by responding to an advertisement placed on Backpage.com, a search engine for free classified ads. Vines met her at a home for sale in Cape Coral in August 2015 where he raped her, threatened her with a weapon and to drown her. When he filled the bathtub in the home with water, the woman was able to jump out of a window to get away.

A second woman came forward after hearing about his arrest for that crime. She had been attacked by him in May 2015.

He raped her too, threatened her with weapons and tried to drown her in a pool. She was able to cut through a screen to get to safety.

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Source : http://www.news-press.com/story/news/crime/2017/11/29/cape-coral-man-gets-life-prison-august-2015-kidnapping-rape/905140001/

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