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Suspect in custody in connection to south St. Louis rape

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(KMOV) -- A 51-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection to a rape that happened Friday in the 2100 block of South Jefferson. 

According to police, Leon Lewis approached a 40-year-old woman with a box cutter around 2 a.m. near Jefferson at Ann. 

Lewis demanded the woman go with him and then forced her to enter a vacant second floor apartment where he forcibly raped the woman.

Lewis walked the victim out of the building and fled on foot as the woman was able to flag down a citizen who called police. 

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