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.
Brutal rapist Bruce Whitehead is in OCSO custody, thanks to a tip at 7 a.m. today from an observant resident! Whitehead raped and tried to murder a woman Dec. 10.
Thank you to our community members and media partners for making sure his face was everywhere. pic.twitter.com/OzwF4mkiev
— Orange County Sheriff’s Office (@OrangeCoSheriff) December 15, 2022
Investigators said Whitehead is believed to be responsible for the Orange County rape.
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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