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Fort Wayne man pleads guilty to raping woman in his apartment

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He allegedly lured her there after meeting her earlier that evening.

Friday, March 10, 2017 02:34 pm
Paul Babocsai, 32, of the 300 block of West Berry Street, pleaded guilty Friday in Allen Superior Court to one count of rape for allegedly assaulting a woman who went to his apartment last July thinking she was there to clean it. Babocsai, who had been scheduled for a jury trial next week in the case, now is scheduled for sentencing April 6.

He originally was charged Oct. 20 with two counts of rape and one count of sexual battery. As part of the plea agreement, the Allen County Prosecutor's office will dismiss one count of rape and the sexual battery charge at his sentencing.

Fort Wayne Police Department officers were called to the Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center on July 22 after a woman arrived there and reported she had been sexually assaulted earlier that evening by Babocsai at his apartment, a probable cause affidavit filed in the case said.

She told police the two had met while eating supper at the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission. He said his apartment needed cleaning immediately, and asked if he could call her that evening to come over to clean it, the affidavit said.

When she arrived, she noticed the apartment didn't seem to need cleaning, the affidavit said. He reportedly had her sit on the couch, and then he locked the front door with a latch high up on the door.

He sat down beside her and soon began sexually assaulting her, despite her objections, the affidavit said. He then carried her into his bedroom, where he allegedly held her down on the bed and raped her. He later let her leave the apartment.



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