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D.C. man convicted of raping girlfriend

Anne Bartlett

A Prince George’s County jury has convicted a District man of raping and beating his ex-girlfriend inside her Temple Hills apartment, State’s Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said.

The jury on Thursday convicted Jeffrey L. Strickland, 45, of first- and second-degree rape and first- and second-degree assault.

Strickland was convicted of attacking his former girlfriend on May 23, 2009. The Washington Post generally does not identify the victims of sexual assault.

According to prosecutors, Strickland had been living with the victim. A few days before the attack, the victim had told Strickland to leave her apartment, prosecutors said.

The 47-year-old victim was found by her daughter, lying on the kitchen floor unconscious, prosecutors said. When the victim regained consciousness, she said “Jeff” had beaten, strangled, and raped her, prosecutors said.

Strickland told police he and the victim had engaged in consensual sex. The victim had hemorrhaging in her eyes which was consistent with strangulation, prosecutors said.

On Aug. 27, 2009, the victim died of unrelated causes, prosecutors said.
Strickland is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 22. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.

— Ruben Castaneda

By Anne Bartlett  |  August 24, 2010; 4:10 PM ET
Categories:  Pr. George's , Ruben Castaneda , Sex Crimes  
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Comments

Strickland should be placed in prison for the reminder of his life. He attacked and raped this woman who he probably claimed to have loved at some point in their relationship. He may find out what rape is all about. Someone else in control. I'm sorry the victim will not witness his punishment.

Posted by: skinfreak | August 24, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

i must say he will get his just due when he goes to prison...in the eyes of inmates what he did was a PUNK move & he WILL be dealt with swiftly. Dude may wanna ask for solitary confinement...with his punk azz. I am sorry too that the victim will not be around to witness his punishment.

Posted by: CreamyIce6 | August 25, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

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