A 27-year-old man is behind bars on a $50,000 cash bond because police say he brutally raped a woman last month while she walked down a street.
Jermain Winters, 27, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with single count of first degree
According to the criminal complaint, police were called Feb. 19 to the hospital to talk with a woman who said she was beaten and raped by a man – later identified as Winters – who chased her down after she tried to escape but tripped and fell. The woman said she tried to defend herself with a box cutter, but Winters bit her thumb.
Police say the woman’s injuries were extensive; including shoe tread marks on her face, a broken nose and a broken cheekbone. Because the woman was able to accurately describe Winters and the area where she was attacked, investigators collected the evidence – including surveillance video from nearby businesses – necessary to identify Winters as the suspect and take him into custody.
Winters will next be in court March 23 for his preliminary hearing.