Dover Man Pleads To Lesser Charges In Milford Rape Case

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Prosecutors have secured a guilty plea from a Milford man who raped a woman in her own home.

Kamau Graves pled to 2 counts of Rape Third Degree and 1 count of Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony. He was originally charged with 3 counts of Rape 1st Degree, one count of Possession Of A Deadly Weapon During the Commission Of A Felony, one count of Aggravated Menacing, and one count of Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree.

The incident occurred sometime before 9:00 in the morning on October 2, 2018. It was then that Detectives from the Milford Police Department were dispatched to a sexual assault investigation that had just occurred in a residence in the 800 block of SE Fourth Street, according to Milford Police spokesman Detective Timothy Maloney.

Maloney said Detectives made contact with the victim who advised that the suspect, later positively identified as Kamau Graves, 31 of Dover, had sexually assaulted them while in possession of a knife and then fled from the residence.

Graves went to the victim’s Milford home saying he was looking for her boyfriend. When he learned that the boyfriend wasn’t there, Graves asked to use the bathroom. He then threatened the woman with a knife he took from her kitchen and raped her, according to prosecutors.

Later that same day,  Graves was located inside a residence in the 200 block of Horton Street in Dover and taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal’s First State Fugitive Task Force with the assistance of the Dover Police.

Graves had a presentment through the Justice of the Peace Court 2 and was committed to the Department of Corrections in default of $207,000 cash bail.

A Superior Court judge will sentence Graves in April following a pre-sentence investigation. Social Worker Carla Ennals assisted with the case.


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