Police hunt for man raping males
The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting today that Cincinnati police are looking for a man they suspect has raped two men and a 14-year-old boy in a case veteran investigators say is the first they can remember in which a rapist attacks males.
The newspaper reports Capt. Vince Demasi, investigations commander, says detectives don't have much to go on, beyond the rarity of male rape victims.
According to the Enquirer, the first incident happened Aug. 6 in Boldface Park, Sedamsville. In that report, a 14-year-old told police a man with a gun forced him to have sex with him.
The most recent incident happened about 1:15 a.m. Oct. 15 on Wheeler Street near the University of Cincinnati. That time, the newspaper says, a 19-year-old UC student told police a man approached him from behind and asked for cigarettes.
When the student turned around, he said, the suspect pulled a black handgun, forced him into a garage, pulled down his pants and sexually assaulted him.
Between those two incidents, police say, another man reported being robbed near Boldface Park. That victim did not say he was raped, but according to the newspaper police think he is not acknowledging an assault, Zwick said.
The victims "are having a lot of problems with the emotional trauma,'' Demasi said. "It's a violent assault.''
One in six women will be the victims of attempted or a completed rape in their lifetimes, according to a study by the National Institutes of Justice-Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That compares, a rape crisis counselor told the Enquirer, to 3 percent of American men being the victim of an attempted or completed rape.