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Police: Suspect Abducted, Raped Woman Repeatedly In Brookline

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Pittsburgh Police have arrested a Brookline man, charging him with rape, kidnapping, robbery and assault after they say he abducted a 21-year-old woman from a West Liberty Avenue gas station.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Samuel Okorie. He lives in the 1600-block of Fallowfield Avenue where he was arrested Sunday morning.

Details of the incident are just now emerging.

According to the criminal complaint, Okorie approached the girl from behind at the service station, grabbed her cell phone and pushed her into some nearby bushes where he sexually assaulted her.

Then, the criminal complaint reports he allegedly dragged her to his home where another sexual assault took place. She was eventually able to escape, and then ran up the street to a neighbor's home, frantically knocking on her door.

The homeowner, who did not want to be identified, said the victim came running to her door Sunday morning as she was getting ready to go to church.

She said the girl "had her shoes in her hands and was shaking uncontrollably, screaming, 'Help me! Help me!'"

"The girl started crying louder and louder, yelling, 'He raped me and he's going to come and get me,'" the neighbor said.

The woman called 911 immediately, and police were soon on the scene.

Okorie is being held in the Allegheny County Jail on $150,000 straight cash bail. He has a preliminary hearing scheduled next week.

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