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Alleged "Craigslist Rapist" Ty McDowell: Ex-Marine Tricked Me into Raping Former Girlfriend

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CASPER, Wyo. (CBS/AP) A Wyoming man, charged with raping a woman he met on Craigslist, claims that he did nothing wrong when he forced his way into her Casper home in December, tied her hands, and, prosecutors say, raped her at knife point.

According to Ty McDowell, who pleaded not guilty, he was just responding to the woman's Craigslist ad, which said she wanted to play out a "rape fantasy."

"Need a real aggressive man with no concern for women," read the post, according to the Los Angeles Times.=http:>

But prosecutors say the "woman" McDowell was talking to was actually the woman's former boyfriend 27-year-old Jebidiah James Stipe.
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Stipe posted the ad, without his ex-girlfriend's knowledge, to set her up for the attack, according to prosecutors. He pleaded not guilty on Friday.
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McDowell told police that the "woman" gave him her home address and in e-mails described that she wanted to be humiliated, physically and sexually abused, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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Police believe McDowell was actually communicating with Stipe. Now McDowell and Stipe are facing five felonies and possibly life in prison.
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A U.S. Marine Corps spokesman says Stipe was in the process of being discharged at the time of his arrest.=http:>=http:>

  • Edecio Martinez

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