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Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 12:51 p.m.

Ann Arbor teenager accused of breaking in and raping woman to face trial

By Kyle Feldscher

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Marcus Wilson

Courtesy of Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

After waiving a preliminary examination Thursday, the Ann Arbor man accused of breaking into a home and raping a woman will face trial, according to court records.

Marcus Wilson, 18, was in the 14A-1 District Court Thursday morning for a preliminary exam, which he waived, records show. He will return to court for a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz, according to court records.

Wilson was charged last week with first-degree home invasion, second-degree home invasion and first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Ann Arbor police said Wilson broke into a home in the 1200 block of Oakland Avenue at 1 a.m. July 3 and entered the bedroom of a woman living in the apartment.

Wilson is accused of raping the woman in her bed before fleeing from the apartment. Police have called the incident “heinous” and “nightmarish.”

Wilson is also accused of breaking into an apartment in the 700 block of South Forest Avenue on June 19. Investigators from the Ann Arbor Police Department noticed similarities between the two break-ins and identified Wilson as a suspect. He was found in the Washtenaw County Jail, where he’s serving time for unlawfully driving away an automobile. He was sentenced in that case in August.

Wilson, who's still in jail serving the August sentence, is being held on a $125,000 bond.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of life in prison on the first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at kylefeldscher@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

Cathy

Sun, Oct 14, 2012 : 12:26 a.m.

He could conceivably get a life sentence if convicted. Let's hope so.

RJA

Sat, Oct 13, 2012 : 12:51 a.m.

You play, you PAY !! If convicted, I hope he spends the rest f his life in prison. David Swartz will get it right.

GoNavy

Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 8:30 p.m.

Good to know. Since we're on the subject of rape, I hope that AnnArbor.com keeps readers informed regarding our most recent false rape allegation - especially letting readers know whether or not prosecutors decide to charge the woman who made the false statements. Rape is a serious subject - we simply cannot allow false accusations to fly all over the place without serious repercussions.

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 8:43 p.m.

GoNavy- As a part of my regular duties, I check warrants filed down at the trial court. I'm keeping an eye out for any charges related to that case. To this point, I've seen nothing.

actionjackson

Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 5:48 p.m.

Are there previous convictions for this person? This poor woman will never be able to get over the awful atrocity that she endured. Hopefully the criminal justice system will be able to prosecute the offender with the maximum penalty.

actionjackson

Sat, Oct 13, 2012 : 9:54 p.m.

Thanks Kyle.

Kyle Feldscher

Fri, Oct 12, 2012 : 8:44 p.m.

actionjackson- The only previous conviction I'm aware of is the UDAA (stolen car) conviction from earlier this year mentioned in the story. There may be some juvenile incidents, but I'm not aware of them.