Brutal Florida rapist behind bars

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Florida agents have apprehended a man, who they say brutally raped and mutilated a woman.

Orange County sheriff’s deputies said 54-year-old Bruce Whitehead, who spent 20 years in prison for rape and attempted murder, was arrested thanks to an observant resident.

Investigators said Whitehead is believed to be responsible for the Orange County rape.

Florida deputies are searching for rape suspect with distinctive tattoos (Courtesy: Orange County Sheriff’s Office)

The victim said she met Whitehead at the Florida Mall on Saturday and later traveled to several different places with him. At her last stop, the victim said Whitehead raped her and tried to kill her, but she was able to fight him off.

According to an arrest report, Whitehead is facing armed kidnapping, armed sexual assault and attempted murder.

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