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Rape Suspect Offered Plea Deal
Updated January 14, 2016 7:57 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The Monroe County prosecutor has offered one of two men a plea deal after he was charged with breaking and entering an apartment and then raping two Indiana University students at gunpoint.

The deal was offered to 20-year-old Michael DeWeese of Indianapolis. Details of that agreement have not been made public.

DeWeese and his attorney Roy Graham have until Thursday, January 21 to decide on the deal.

Monroe County Prosecutor Jeff Kehr says another man; 20-year-old Vaylen Glazebook, also of Indianapolis; is charged with the same crimes and may also have a chance to enter into a plea agreement.

Both men are charged with 15 felonies including attempted murder, rape, burglary with a weapon, armed robbery, criminal confinement, resisting law enforcement with a deadly weapon.

Both are being held on half-million-dollar bonds.

According to police, on November 9, 2015 both men broke into an off-campus apartment near the IU-Bloomington campus and raped two women inside. A third woman, who was hiding inside the apartment,called 911 to say she feared her roommates were being killed.

Both men are also accused of firing shots at a police officer as they fled the apartment. Both were injured in a police pursuit. Glazebrook suffered a minor gunshot wound to his upper right arm and DeWeese in his leg. No police officers were injured in the gunfire.

A third defendant in the case, 20-year-old Jesse Benti-Torres of Danville, is charged with burglary and assisting a criminal. He is accused of driving the two men to the apartment. He however, didn't go inside but waited in the vehicle for the men to return. He was released after posting bond and will appear in court for a pretrial hearing on April 19.



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