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Charges: Man raped 2 women while out on bail for earlier sexual assault in Minneapolis

Johnny Odir De Leon Photo: Hennepin County Jail
Johnny Odir De Leon

Updated: July 09, 2019 02:25 PM

A 22-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of raping two women while being out of jail on bail for a sexual assault charge.

Records show that Johnny Odir De Leon is due to appear in court Monday for three criminal sexual conduct cases.

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According to criminal complaints, Minneapolis police officers were called to an assault on Aldrich Avenue South at about 3:45 a.m. on Dec. 16, 2018. When they arrived, a woman told officers she was attacked by a man and a group of people were restraining him on the side of the residence. The man being restrained was identified as De Leon.

The complaint states officers noted the victim had bloody lips and scratches on her face and chin. She told officers she had wanted a cigarette and De Leon said he had some in his vehicle. While walking to the vehicle, De Leon began assaulting her and trying to pull down her pants, the complaint said. She told officers he punched her in the face and covered her mouth so she couldn't scream, but her screams caught the attention of a few men walking in the area. The men pulled De Leon off the victim and restrained him until officers arrived, the complaint states. It also states that De Leon denied her account of what happened during a statement to officers, claming that the victim tried to steal his wallet.

De Leon was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct, but while out on bail, allegedly rape two women.

Minneapolis police were called to Fairview Southdale Hospital on the night of May 19, where a woman told officers she was sexually assaulted earlier in the day near 34th Street East and Clinton Avenue South.

According to the criminal complaint, the victim told officers she was dropped off by a friend near that intersection that morning, and a few moments later, a vehicle drove next to her. The complaint states the driver and victim agreed on a payment for sex and the woman began performing oral sex on the man when he grabbed her and then raped her. According to the complaint, the victim was able to take a quick picture of the vehicle's license plate after getting out. The victim later went to a hospital and received a sexual assault examination, which detected male DNA. Officers were able to identify the vehicle as a Chevrolet Aveo from the victim's picture of the license plate, and after being shown a series of photos, she identified De Leon as the man who raped her, the complaint states.

De Leon is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct for the alleged rape.

Then, on June 19, officers responded to Hennepin County Medical Center on a report of a sexual assault. There, officers spoke with a woman who said she was walking to Cub Foods near Lake Street E. and 5th Avenue S. two days earlier when a Chevrolet Aveo pulled up and offered her a ride to the store.

The complaint states she got into the front passenger seat of the car and the man drove to a parking lot near 28th Street East and Longfellow Avenue South. After arriving there, the man pulled out a black semi-automatic handgun and a pocket knife and raped the woman, the complaint states. The victim was able to provide officers with a tissue that had the man's DNA on it and the license plate of the car.

Officers ran the license plate and determined it belonged to De Leon, the complaint states, and the victim identifed him as the driver in a photo lineup.

De Leon is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for the alleged rape.

He is currently in the Hennepin County Jail ahead of his scheduled appearance in court on Monday. His bail is set at $750,000.

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