• Boy arrested in connection with rape, armed carjacking at Orlando park

    By: Jason Kelly


    ORLANDO, Fla. - A 17-year-old boy was arrested Friday, one week after he raped a woman at gunpoint at a park and stole a car, the Orlando Police Department said.

    Police were called at about 3 a.m. on June 29 to the Rosemont Community Center after an armed person approached a couple and ordered them out of their Hyundai Sonata, Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane said.

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    "The suspect sexually battered (a) female victim while holding the male victim at bay with the handgun," Lane said.

    Police said the culprit stole the car and drove away.

    Investigators said Friday that they arrested Shaimark L. Benjamin in connection with the case.

    No other details were given.

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