Police: Rape suspect arrested after spotted on gas station surveillance

Police: Rape suspect arrested after spotted on gas station surveillance
(Source: CPD)
(Source: CPD)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland Police have arrested a man they say raped a woman earlier this week.

Garrett Patrick Hughes, Jr., 52, was picked up Friday. He's charged with felonious assault and rape.

On August 14 at 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 2000 block of West 73rd Street for a woman who'd been attacked and raped. The victim was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. She told police that Hughes, who told her his name was Gary, had come to her home with a friend of hers and that the friend had left. Hughes then allegedly beat and cut the victim in her face and arms before sexually assaulting her.

The 46-year-old victim said she left her home to call 9-1-1.

A picture of Hughes captured on surveillance video at the Hanini Petroleum station on West 73rd Street. He was identified after detectives received numerous tips from the public.

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