Spencer Pleads Guilty To Rape

January 08, 1992

A 22-year-old Glen Burnie man pleaded guilty yesterday to kidnappingtwo women in separate incidents last summer, raping one and sexuallyassaulting the other.

Lathaniel Spencer, of the 300 block of Addison Drive, was arrested July 27 in his home after police said both women identified him from a series of photographs. His fingerprints also matched those taken from the victims' cars, police said.

In the first case, Spencer, who is scheduled to be sentenced March 27, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a 19-year-old woman June 16.

The woman was using a pay phone outside a 7-Eleven store at about 3 a.m., court documents say, when she was forced back into her car and ordered to drive to a secluded driveway off Solley Road, where she was raped.

The man then forced her to drive to Fort Armistead Park in Baltimore, where he talked to her before making her drive back to Solley Road and raping her again.

The man then forced the woman to drive to Freetown Elementary, where he left the car and ran away.

The second incident occurred July 10, when a 29-year-old GlenBurnie woman told police she was sitting in a parked car on Benesch Circle in Glen Burnie.

The woman said she was talking to a friend when a man approached, holding what she believed to be a shotgun wrapped in a towel.

Court documents say the man ordered the woman's friend out of the car. He then entered the car on the driver's side anddrove the woman to Solley Road.

The documents say the woman was raped, then driven to Route 648 near the Valley Brook apartments, where she was released.

In this case, Spencer was charged with rape but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of second-degree sexual assaultand kidnapping.

State's Attorney Frank Weathersby said Spencer faces 100 years in prison.

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