Accused Rapist Charged In Dane County Court

By: Zac Schultz Email
By: Zac Schultz Email

Madison: "Don't say anything or I'm going to cut your throat." Those are the words a rape victim heard as she was kidnapped on campus earlier this month.

It took just 6 days for the state crime lab to link DNA evidence from two downtown rapes to Antonio Pope

Pope was arrested by police last Friday and made his initial appearance in court Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of first degree sexual assault.

According to the criminal complaint Pope used a knife with a six inch blade to force a woman into his car on November 29th. He abducted that woman near Observatory Drive on the U-W campus.

On December 9 he abducted a woman on Carrol Street.

The criminal complaint says in both cases Pope tied the woman's hands behind her back, covered her eyes and wrapped a coat around her. He would then drive her to his apartment, and rape her.

The criminal complaint says Pope would then put the woman back in the car and drop them off where they were abducted.

According to the criminal complaint Pope confessed to Police, and he even called his girlfriend, saying, "I'm going to jail. I raped two girls."

Pope is in jail on a probation hold and $240,000 cash bond.

He'll be back in court on January 2nd for his preliminary hearing.


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