Charge added in Grand Rapids rape case

Martae Rose's mug shot from the Kent County Correctional Facility. (Oct. 28, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Another criminal sexual conduct charge has been filed against a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman as she walked in Grand Rapids.

Martae Rose now faces a count of second-degree CSC with a weapon used. That’s in addition to the charges he already faced: first-degree CSC with a weapon, unlawful imprisonment, assault with intent to rob while armed, and being a second-time habitual offender.

On the evening of Oct. 16, Rose allegedly grabbed a woman as she walked in the area of Euclid Avenue and Hall Street SE, put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her. He allegedly demanded money, but the woman didn’t have any. Police say Rose then made the woman walk to a secluded area and raped her. He allegedly threatened to kill her again before leaving.

Rose, 21, was identified as the attacker using DNA evidence and arrested a couple of weeks after the attack.

Monday, Rose was bound over the stand trial on all five charges he now faces.

 

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