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Police arrest, charge man with rape within Marietta apartment

2:49 PM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
Norris Leonard (courtesy MPD)
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MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta Police Detectives have arrested a man who allegedly raped a female at an apartment in Marietta.

According to police, Norris Leonard forcibly raped a woman on Wednesday afternoon around 12:30 at the Ashford Retreat Apartments, of 2121 Windy Hill Road.

A female contract employee of the complex was cleaning a vacant apartment when she was attacked by the suspect who brandished a knife and robbery her of cash, police said. The suspect sexually assaulted the female, then shut her in a closet.

Police identified Leonard based on forensic evidence they gathered at the scene. He is a resident of the complex, and lives in a unit near the crime scene.

Leonard is being held at the Cobb County Jail with no bond.

Police are asking for additional information on this incident, or the suspect. Information can be phoned in to Detective Ohmann at (770) 794-5372, or the MPD tip line at (770) 794-6990.

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