Homeless Man Arrested for Raping Mentally Ill Woman in Miami Beach Alley: Police - NBC 6 South Florida

Homeless Man Arrested for Raping Mentally Ill Woman in Miami Beach Alley: Police

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    Two homeless men are behind bars after police say an unconscious woman was raped in a Miami Beach alley on Monday. Angela Pellerano reports. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014)

    Two homeless men are behind bars after police say an unconscious woman was raped in a Miami Beach alley on Monday.

    Derrick Barnes, 52, and Bobby Lee Bryant, 54, were arrested after police say a homeless woman was sexually assaulted.

    Witnesses say the victim was passed out on a sidewalk on the north side of Espanola Way, that's when Barnes and Bryant noticed she was passed out so they picked her up and dragged her 93 feet across the street to the corner of Espanola Way and Collins Court, according to the arrest affidavit.

    Barnes is accused of placing the unconscious woman onto a cardboard box and taking off her clothes, when he then allegedly raped her.

    While the sexual act was being performed, police say Bryant was standing on the corner of the street telling people who were passing by to pay no attention of what was going on behind him.

    Miami Beach Police said when they arrived to the scene, Barnes let go of the victim and she began to walk towards Collins Avenue naked. Barnes was sitting down attempting to pull his pants up, exposing his genitals, the affidavit said.

    A used condom was found by police on the cardboard boxes.

    Police believe the victim suffers from a mental illness, and she could not tell police her name, date of birth or a location of where she was. When asked how old she was, the woman stated that she was "twelve years old."

    The victim was treated by fire rescue and transported to a rape treatment center.

    Barnes was charged with sexual battery on a mentally defective person, kidnapping, battery and indecent exposure. His bond was set at $12,500.

    Bryant was charged with kidnapping and accessory after the fact. He was placed on a $7,500 bond.

    It is unknown if both men have an attorney.

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