Conviction in 2006 D.C. kidnapping, rape
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.
August 5, 2010; 10:08 AM ET
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