Baker man accused of rape, trying to rob two women
BAKER – Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused a man of raping a woman at gunpoint and trying to rob a second woman at an abandoned home in Baker.
Deputies charged 22-year-old Willie Hill III Wednesday with aggravated rape, aggravated second degree battery, attempted armed robbery and false imprisonment while armed with a dangerous weapon.
On Nov. 16 a woman contacted East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office and said a man raped her and tried to rob her at gunpoint at a vacant home in Baker. The victim told deputies she was contacted through an online ad to meet someone for sex. When she arrived at the home in Baker, she discovered the home was vacant and tried to leave.
The victim said a man stepped out of a carport, shined a flashlight at her and demanded money. When the victim told the man she did not have money, deputies said he hit her with the flashlight and ripped off her clothes.
According to EBRSO, the victim said the man burned her body with a heated pipe and a cigarette. The woman told investigators he then pulled out a handgun and raped her. She said she had money she had dropped on her way toward the home, and when the man released her to go get it she fled.
On Dec. 8 EBRSO said a second victim was also contacted through an online ad and went to the Baker home. The second woman said a man armed with a flashlight tried to rob her as well.
Deputies say the second victim was injured but was able to escape.
Investigators said they spoke to residents in the area who were able to identify the man who lived on the same street. Detectives prepared a photo lineup Wednesday and the Nov. 16 victim identified Hill as her attacker.
Deputies booked Hill on the above charges. He has not been given a bond as of Thursday morning, according to the EBR jail.
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