Man Accused of Raping CPA Who Was Working on His Taxes

A man was arrested after authorities say he raped the woman who was preparing his income taxes at her office in Sweetwater.

Eric Landre Coleman, 23, is facing charges including kidnapping, sexual battery and battery on a police officer following his arrest Tuesday, according to a Miami-Dade Police arrest report.

Coleman was being held without bond, jail records showed. He was appointed a public defender in court Tuesday.

According to the report, the 24-year-old woman, who works as a certified public accountant for Tax Experts, met Coleman on March 31 to prepare his taxes.

On Monday night, Coleman returned to her office, walked toward her and tried to take off her clothes, saying "you will be mine today," the report said.

The victim tried to resist Coleman but he was able to take off her pants then lowered his pants and tried to force her to have sex with him, the report said. The victim was able to get loose and started to run away from Coleman, but he dragged her back to the ground and began raping her, the report said.

At one point the victim grabbed her phone to call police but Coleman wouldn't let her, the report said. Coleman became tired and the victim was able to get away and call police, the report said. The whole incident lasted about 15 minutes.

When officers arrived, Coleman was found laying on the floor, exhausted, the report said. As he was being taken to a police car he spit on an officer, the report said.

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