Tallahassee Man Guilty in Killearn Acres Rape

UPDATED 9.18.2013
By Julie Montanaro

A Tallahassee man is now serving two life sentences for knifepoint rapes.

Jake Butler stood trial Tuesday for breaking into a Killearn Acres home and sexually assaulting a 17 year old girl.

A jury deliberated for about an hour Tuesday evening before finding Butler guilty on all counts. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Baker is already serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting another woman in a Killearn apartment complex a few weeks later.


By Julie Montanaro
September 17, 2013

Tallahassee, FL - A Tallahassee man accused of two rapes in Killearn is on trial for a second time.

Jake Butler has already been convicted and sentenced to life in prison for attacking a woman at the Cypress Point Apartments in 2010.

Now he is on trial for breaking into a home in Killearn Acres and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl just weeks earlier.

The young woman testified she was a high school senior at the time and had just come home from church.

The young woman testified she was home alone that night in April 2010. She testified she was on her computer in her room when a man in a stocking mask threatened her with a knife and sexually assaulted her.

She says she never saw his face and could not identify him in court Tuesday.

Prosecutors say they have DNA to prove that Butler is the man who assaulted her.


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