Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Alleged Rapist Faces New Charges

Julia Reusch / WSLS NewsChannel 10
Apr 11, 2007


The man charged with raping a Covington woman, is now facing more charges in relation to the alleged attack.

Prosecutors say Washburn kidnapped a woman in Covington in January, drove her to a remote area of Botetourt County, then raped, robbed and beat her.

State DNA evidence links Washburn to the rape.

Washburn had already been charged with rape, malicious wounding and use of a firearm in Botetourt County.

Alleghany prosecutors say Washburn has now been charged with abduction, robbery and carjacking.

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