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Handyman Accused Of Raping Woman In Sunny Isles Beach Condo

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Hallandale Beach handyman is facing multiple charges after police say he raped a woman inside of her daughter's Sunny Isles Beach condo.

Hoover Hundewadt, 68, is accused of raping a 66-year-old woman who was babysitting her year and half old grandchild.

During his bond hearing on Tuesday, Hundewadt shook his head "no" as each allegation against him was read in court.

According to the woman, Hundewadt had been hired to fix one of the bathrooms in her daughter's ninth floor unit at the Arlen House condo complex off Collins Avenue.

The woman told police when she stood by the bathroom door to ask him if the lights had been fixed, he replied no then forcefully wrapped his arms around her and kissed her on the lips.

When the woman broke free, Hundewadt reportedly went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and then walked back to the woman, pointed at her and said, "You are going to give it to me."

The woman said he then pushed her into a bedroom and raped her.

When the woman's daughter came home, the two went to the police station and filed a report. The 66-year-old woman gave police a tissue she said she used after the assault that had DNA evidence.

Police said Hundewadt admitted to having sex with the woman but said it was consensual.

A private attorney argued for bond and GPS monitoring, saying Hundewadt had strong community ties and no prior criminal record.

However, the judge ordered Hundewadt, who is facing several charges including armed sexual battery and kidnapping, be held on no bond.


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