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Three Men Accused Of Robbing, Raping Women

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MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) --- Authorities arrested three men accused of robbing, raping and terrorizing women in Miramar.

Frankie Lee Gatlin and Kinshon Johnekins, who are 19-years old, and Britton Michael Blackwood, 20, are facing numerous charges including sexual battery, armed robbery and false imprisonment.

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Police said the three men know each other and were involved in separate incidents in September and October.

According to police, on September 24th, two women who came down to Miami from the Port Charlotte area and met up with Blackwood and Gatlin at a Miramar residence after meeting through social media.

"Both women were held at gunpoint," said Tania Rues with the Miramar Police Department.  "Both women were raped by both of these individuals. Their personal belongings were also stolen."

Miramar Police said on October 26th, a woman in her 20s left Club 7 off Miramar Parkway and State Road 7 and got in her vehicle, parked at a nearby KFC.

"As this victim was punching her home address into her GPS, two men approached her with weapons," added Rues. "These two men raped this girl in her vehicle. They threatened her. They told her if she reported the crime, they would kill her."

According to investigators, surveillance video and DNA evidence identified Blackwood and Johnekins as the attackers.

A third incident is now under investigation.

Miramar police said at least one of these three men is believed to have been involved in another rape early Friday morning.

"We do have a third incident where two other women were terrorized and one of the two were raped," said Rues.

Officers believe there are more victims out there and are asking them or anyone with information to step forward and call  Miramar Police at 954-602-4000.




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