Man Charged In 3rd Facebook-Related Rape

CHICAGO (CBS) — A West Pullman man charged with raping two women he met on Facebook allegedly attacked a third woman just hours before one of the other rapes, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Wayne Smith, a 25-year-old barber, allegedly met the woman through Facebook in October 2009 and the two had consensual sex a day before he raped her in the early hours of Oct. 13, 2009, Assistant State’s Attorney Morgan Creppel said.

Prosecutors said Smith told the woman he had a gun with a silencer and would put it down her throat when he forced her onto a bed in her apartment in the 5200 block of West Montana. A police report said Smith actually branded a gun in the incident.

Two nights before, the two met and had consensual sex, prosecutors said. On Oct. 12 Smith came to the woman’s apartment, but both agreed they’d be better off as friends, Creppel said.

Smith, 25, still spent the evening but the pair argued during the night and once again in the morning as the victim got ready for work, Creppel said.

When the woman, then 23, refused Smith’s sexual advances, he pulled her hair and told her nobody would hear if he used the gun, Creppel said. He laughed after raping the woman, Creppel said.

Later that afternoon, Smith sexually assaulted another female Facebook friend he had just met in-person and lunched with, prosecutors said.

Smith was charged in that case last week when prosecutors re-opened their investigation following his arrest for a Feb. 28 rape of another woman he met on Facebook.

Smith attacked those two women at his residence and also threatened them with a weapon, prosecutors said.

Smith, of the 12000 block of South Wallace, was charged in his third accuser’s case after his DNA matched evidence recovered from her rape kit, Creppel said.

“Third time,” Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. chastised Smith. “Something’s wrong.”

Bourgeois ordered Smith, who is already being held on bail for the previous rapes, held on $1 million bond.

(The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.)

  • Jose

    And all thanks to Quinn, we can’t make certain that Smith won’t be released and rape someone else in the process.

    • pop847

      Why? He eliminated the death penalty, not incarceration. And last time I checked, the punishment for rape generally isn’t the death penalty.

  • Faceless book

    Another good reason to delete your Facebook account. Can’t wait to see Facebook fade away like Myspace!

  • Jan Davis

    landlords should not rent to rapist
    let them live in the streets or prison

  • facebook user

    Facebook was created for college students and extended to college graduates. It was not intended initially for the general population. I guess it is who you know and how well you know them–like any other social interaction.

    • k.phillips

      Dont let them just live on the streets they will lose track of them that way put them all on a remote island some where far from society.

  • Roberta Waker

    If you don’t think rapists like this will “hook up” with the University of Chicago website, you are kidding yourself. Because this site is being set up for casual sex, proving rape will be almost impossible.

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