Police: Auburn man strangled, raped victim during domestic incident


The Auburn Police Department says a 24-year-old Auburn man was apprehended and charged with several felonies after allegedly raping and strangling a victim during a domestic incident.

Officers say Jarrel J. Whiten, 24, of Auburn was charged with first-degree rape, second-degree strangulation, and third-degree menacing — as well as two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief after they were called to a domestic incident on Tuesday.

Officers report that Whiten strangled, raped, and prevented a victim from calling 911 during the incident. The investigation into the incident is still underway and anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Schafer at (315) 253-3231.

Callers can remain anonymous, and additional charges are possible through the course of this investigation.

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