Syracuse Man Accused Of Raping Stranger Who Refused Him

Syracuse, N.Y. - Police say that a woman was attacked and rapped early yesterday morning, after turning down her attacker.

Police say that 47-year-old Laurese Davis hit on the woman, and when she refused him, he hit her, held her down and forced himself upon her. 

The rape was reported almost immediately after and Davis was arrested nearby. Police say that Davis did not know the woman.

 He is charged with rape, assault, and unlawful imprisonment. He is being held on bail at the Justice Center.

Pictured: Laurese Davis, 47; Syracuse, N.Y.

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