Police arrest alleged rapist

Mug shot of Frank E. Stetler provided by the Steuben County Sheriff's Dept.

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) An Angola man faces felony charges of rape, criminal confinement and strangulation after a woman told police she was able to escape from him after being assaulted early Wednesday morning.

According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, the victim went to the emergency room at Cameron Memorial Hospital for treatment after she fled a Pleasant Township residence where the attack took place. Investigators quickly identified the suspect as 54-year-old Frank E. Stetler, who turned himself in to police and was later booked into the Steuben County Jail.

Police believe Stetler tied the woman up before he raped her.

He’s being held without bond until his initial court appearance.

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