Worcester, Mass. Man Arrested After Crime Spree Involving Rape, Kidnapping, Carjacking

Police say Antonio Damon, 35, of Worcester, began his spree around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street

A Worcester, Massachusetts, man faced a judge on Wednesday on charges of rape, armed robbery and carjacking.

Police say Antonio Damon, 35, of Worcester, began his spree around 5:15 p.m. Tuesday on Main Street.

A woman called officers, telling them a man entered her office and raped her at knife-point.

Less than 15-minutes later, a man approached an officer on Grove Street and reported that his girlfriend had been carjacked as she was leaving work on Main Street. The suspect had the woman drive off with him in the car.

At the same time, a driver also reported being involved in a hit and run with the same kind of vehicle that was stolen.

The three incidents sparked a search for the vehicle, which was found abandoned on North Ashland.

Police say the carjacking victim jumped out after she was sexually assaulted.

Officers then received a report of an armed robbery at a Denny Street business just around the corner from where the vehicle was located.

A 38-year-old man ran out from the porch and said the suspect was inside. Officers found Damon crouched in the corner. As officers were taking Damon into custody he allegedly began to resist arrest, telling officers he had an assault weapon and would "spray" them.

Damon was charged with Two Counts of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Aggravated Rape, Strangulation, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, Carjacking, Indecent Assault and Battery on a Person over the Age of 14, Breaking and Entering into A building in the Daytime Placing a Person in Fear, Two Counts of Armed Robbery and Assault with the Intent to Rape.

The female victims were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

Damon is due back in court August 22 for a dangerousness hearing.

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