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Conviction in 2006 D.C. kidnapping, rape

Matt Zapotosky

A D.C. man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree sexual abuse, kidnapping and other related counts in connection with a 2006 incident in which he violently raped a woman he kidnapped at a bus stop, authorities said.

Ronnie Legette Jr., 27, had been accused of kidnapping the 20-year-old, a transgender woman, on May 14, 2006, at a bus stop on Benning Road NE, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

At gunpoint, he led her into the basement of an abandoned house, raped her multiple times and left with her money and cell phone, according to the release.

The victim returned home and reported the crime to a family member, and that family member called police, according to the release.

Legette was eventually connected to the crime by a hit in a DNA database. He is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

-- Matt Zapotosky

By Matt Zapotosky  |  August 5, 2010; 10:08 AM ET
Categories:  From the Courthouse , Matt Zapotosky , Sex Crimes , The District  
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Cut and paste from the article:

"A D.C. man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree sexual abuse, kidnapping and other related counts in connection with a 2006 incident in which he vilolently raped a woman he kidnapped at a bus stop, authorities said."
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Really? What does "vilolently" mean? Does the WaPo not have spell check?

Posted by: gth1 | August 5, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Cut and paste from the article:

"A D.C. man was convicted Wednesday of first-degree sexual abuse, kidnapping and other related counts in connection with a 2006 incident in which he vilolently raped a woman he kidnapped at a bus stop, authorities said."
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Really? What does "vilolently" mean? Does the WaPo not have spell check?

Posted by: gth1 | August 5, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

uh he raped a man not a woman

Posted by: slim4 | August 5, 2010 11:41 AM | Report abuse

How much time does he get if he raped a man??? And how did he rape her, if her was really a him? Well, he started on the streets raping men/women, so he should fit right in at his next destination.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 5, 2010 12:37 PM | Report abuse

If he raped a transgendered woman, he will rape a biological woman. Please don't make the focus the transgendered victim.

Posted by: brandip_77 | August 5, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Hope he gets the max time possible...

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 5, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Some people need to go to prison. Mr. Legette has earned himself a considerable sentence, perhaps life.

Posted by: jnrentz@aol.com | August 5, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

As Whoopie Goldberg said "It wasn't rape rape".

Posted by: humbertomisteroni | August 6, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

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