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Published: Tuesday, 6/24/2008

Toledo man being held on $200,000 bond in rape case

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The man accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman in downtown Toledo early Monday before she stabbed him in the arm was arraigned Tuesday, authorities said.

Terrence Simmons, 35, of 1602 Pinewood Ave., was arraigned on charges of rape and kidnapping in Toledo Municipal Court. He was being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of a $200,000 bond, according to court records.

Detective Sherri Wise, of Toledo police, said Simmons followed the victim as she left Frankie s Inner City, 308 Main St. in East Toledo, shortly after midnight. He pulled her into an alley at 319 North Superior and assaulted her, both physically and sexually. Police were called at 12:50 a.m.

Simmons and the victim do not know each other. He offered to safely accompany her home, Detective Wise said.

The rape victim will not be charged for stabbing Simmons because she acted in self-defense, police said.

At Simmons request, a preliminary hearing was set for July 1, according to court records.

(From earlier editions of toledoblade.com)

A 22-year-old Toledo woman was sexually assaulted in downtown Toledo before she stabbed her attacker in the arm early yesterday morning, police said.

Terrance Simmons, 35, of 1602 Pinewood Ave., was charged with two counts of rape and held in the Lucas County jail without bond.

The victim told police Simmons followed her as she left a bar in the 300 block of North Superior Street, and raped her, Sgt. Bill Wauford said. Police were called at 12:50 a.m.

The rape victim will not be charged for stabbing Simmons because she acted in self-defense, Sergeant Wauford said.

Simmons was convicted of attempting to rape and sexually penetrate a girl in June, 1995, and sentenced to 8 to 15 years in prison. He was released in October, 2006, and is a registered sex offender.



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