Man accused of raping, beating woman in Osceola County home



OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - A 41-year-old man has been arrested after he allegedly raped and beat a woman in an Osceola County home Thursday, leaving her in critical condition.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said they have charged 41-year-old Carl Capers with sexual battery and aggravated battery.

The alleged incident happened in a Kissimmee home where Capers and the victim were renting rooms, according to deputies.

Around 11:00 p.m. Thursday, dispatchers received multiple 911 calls regarding a disturbance inside the home. When deputies arrived, they said Capers was found sexually battering the victim, who had to be airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

The victim suffered head trauma and is in critical condition, according to investigators.

Capers is a convicted felon from North Carolina, where he spent time in prison for a similar incident, deputies said. He was released in January and moved to the Kissimmee area.

Authorities said deputies are familiar with Capers and has been admitted to a mental health treatment center twice since living in the area.

According to an arrest affidavit, Capers told investigators he had no remorse and he would do it again. He is being held in the Osceola County jail with no bond.

WFTV is not reporting the address where the attack took place to protect the identity of the victim.