A 19-year-old Milwaukee man accused of breaking into a Sturtevant home and raping a woman plead not guilty Wednesday during his preliminary hearing.
Oma Aldape appeared in person with lawyer Margaret Johnson, assistant state public defender. Deputy District Attorney Tricia Hanson represented the state and say there have not been any plea offers in this case.
Aldape is one of three suspects in the case but the only one in custody. He remains in the Racine County Jail on $100,000 cash bond.
According to his criminal complaint, a man and woman told police they were watching TV when the men broke into their home and demanded money. The man told them he didn’t have any money and when asked for the location of his wallet, directed the intruders to the couple’s bedroom. One of the men said, “I’m not going back to Chicago without any money.”
Two of the suspects then tied the man’s hands and walked him to the garage to get the couple’s car because it was “nicer,” the complaint reads. The two suspects drove the man to two different ATM machines to withdraw a total of $580.00 while the third man stayed at the house with the woman.
Police say the third man – identified as Aldape through DNA on file at the state crime lab – removed the clothes from the woman’s head, forced her to perform oral sex on him and then sodomized her while he slammed her face into the floor. Samples collected at the time of the assault at first did not come back with a match, but later testing determined that Aldape was the suspect in this case.
The defendant is next due in court on April 7 for a pre-trial conference.