Man Charged with Breaking into Woman's Mpls. Apartment, Raping Her While she Slept

August 07, 2017 11:34 AM

A Bloomington man has been charged after a woman said he broke into her Minneapolis apartment while she was sleeping and raped her.

The incident was reported at 6:04 a.m. Saturday, July 23.


The woman said she was sleeping in her bedroom at an apartment on Colfax Avenue South near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis when she awakened to a stranger having sexual intercourse with her.

The man was startled when the woman awoke, and he fled. The woman said she couldn’t find her phone, so she drove to a nearby Cub Foods and called police.

Investigators say two ground-level windows were missing screens and a screen was cut off at the woman’s apartment. They also say a bathroom window was partially opened and fingerprints were found in the dust.

The fingerprints matched those of 34-year-old Davon Allen of Bloomington, according to the complaint.

Allen was arrested Friday, July 29, and admitted he sexually penetrated the victim, according to the criminal complaint. He said he saw her dancing in her underwear while he was walking through the alley and said they struck up a conversation for 40 minutes. He said the woman invited him into her apartment and that they had consensual sex.

The victim said Allen’s story was a lie.

A medical exam showed the woman had injuries consistent with an assault, according to the criminal complaint.

Allen has been charged with first-degree burglary and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and $35,000 in fines on the burglary charge and up to 30 years in prison and $40,000 in fines on the criminal sexual conduct charge.


Jennie Lissarrague

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