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Markie Lee Peoples busted for brutal 1995 teen rape

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Photos, document below.
Back in May, we told you about DNA evidence that led to charges against Dony Salazar for a rape that took place back in 2000.

Now, improved DNA technology has resulted in a bust for an even older crime -- the sexual assault of a fourteen year old way back in 1995.

Suspect Markie Lee Peoples was 22 when the terrible incident took place. Look below for details from his arrest affidavit, including the long process that led to him winding up in custody.

About three in the afternoon of March 23, 1995, according to the police report, seen below in its entirety, the girl and two companions were in the vicinity of 8th and Wadsworth when they were engaged in conversation by an unknown male variously described as African American or Hispanic.

He subsequently gave the victim his pager number -- an action that further dates the events that followed.

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A recent image of the area near 8th and Wadsworth.
The three girls left, changed clothes and then returned to a restaurant near the 8th and Wadsworth intersection, where they again saw the pager guy. He subsequently offered to give them a ride to a friends' house -- but after getting into a packed car (six men were inside), they were instead taken to an apartment in Denver on the 200 block of Sherman Street.

At the apartment, beer drinking ensued, but the victim was nervous and tried phoning her mom -- a call interrupted by one of the men

A short time later, two men left, but not before promising they'd return by 5 p.m. to take the girls home. While they were waiting, however, the man with the pager began kissing the victim's neck. She told him "no" and headed to another room in the apartment, but the affidavit maintains that he followed her and kept up his unwanted attentions.

And escalated them.

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A recent look at the 200 block of Sherman Street.
After cornering the victim in a room, and sending another of his cohorts out to keep an eye on her friends, he allegedly grabbed the girl, threw her on the bed, and tried to force his hands down her shorts. The report says he then forcibly removed the garment and her underwear and raped her while threatening to punch her if she cried out. He's also said to have attempted anal sex and choked her to the point where she had difficulty breathing, all while another man stood watching -- and ignoring the victim's pleas for help. Only afterward were the girls allowed to leave.

The girl reported the crime the next day, after she'd bathed, which complicated efforts to get forensic information. A rape kit was performed on the girl, but no semen was detected in it.

The case subsequently went cold -- but it didn't die.

Continue for more about the arrest of Markie Lee Peoples, including another photo and the complete arrest affidavit.



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3 comments
dragondeathlord
dragondeathlord

OK I am going to sound like a Dick here but This Is a bit of a linching with out Evidence.There no ID its 8  years later and all they got is a trace of semen on Underwear. They have no witnesses not even proof sex happened and ID based only on DNA thats only a Partial marker... Evidence that could been tampered with or just wrong. DNA we see it on CSI TV and think its untouchable. Its not. Its easy to get corrupted and easy to screw up. And this is from what the article says not a Real Sample But a damaged trace.. Not a full sample so it can fit a lot people.



So No evidence of bruises, no Witnesses No Confirmed ID.. No Proof of a Crime.

If the Guy Did this Castrate him. But Lets be certain he Did this. 8 years of trying to fit that Piece of DNA to a Suspect not a shock they got match but IS IT REALLY THE GUY! Was there Even a Rape? Not Saying He should not be Punished but he was Arrested with no real evidence..  And we are getting only one side. There no confession or the reporter would said so. In fact that proves there letting there personal feeling Cloud the Story. 


Told you I sound like a Dick.

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

Bye! Child rape sentences are some of harshest felony sentences handed down. So, this evil fool will probably be in prison until he is past retirement age.

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