Man sentenced up to 100 years for rape, robbery

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

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who threatened and raped a woman as she walked in Grand Rapids last year is headed to prison.

Martae Rose was sentenced to 18 to 55 years for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, 10 to 15 years for unlawful imprisonment and 14 to 45 for assault with intent to rob while armed.

He was also sentenced to 15 to 45 years for an unrelated armed robbery in August 2014.

Rose’s sentences for the armed robbery, unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to rob while armed will run concurrently. After that, he will have to serve his sentence on the criminal sexual assault charge.

Rose will also have to remain under electronic monitoring for life and is responsible for paying $1,000 in restitution to the robbery victim.

The assault happened in October 2014. Police said the woman had just gotten off the bus and was walking in the area of Euclid Avenue and Hall Street SE when a man grabbed her, put a gun to her head and threatened to kill her. He told her to give him money, but she didn’t have any. He then walked with her to a secluded area and raped her. He threatened to kill her again before leaving.

Rose was arrested a couple of weeks later after he was identified through DNA evidence.