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Woman Raped, Drugged While Being Held Captive In Cortland Home

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Cortland Police say 58-year-old Raymond Cole repeatedly drugged and raped a woman for several days he was holding captive inside his home at 13 Brown Avenue.

Officers made that arrest on Monday (June 3) while responding to the residence to check the welfare of an unidentified 34-year-old woman.

Upon their arrival, Cole was refusing to let them inside when suddenly the woman ran out the back door pleading for help, claiming Cole had been holding her captive and injecting her with controlled substances for a number of days.

The woman was immediately taken to Guthrie Cortland Medical Center for treatment and Cole was taken into custody and found to possess a small quantity of Bath Salts.

He was charged with the following:

Rape in the 1st degree (F)

Unlawful imprisonment in the 1st degree (F)

Criminal possession of a controlled substance (M)

Cole was being held at the Cortland Police Department awaiting arraignment at the time of this release.

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