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Alleged York-area stranger rapist now charged in third violent sexual assault

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch

A York City man charged with breaking into the homes of two women he didn't know and raping them at knifepoint will be charged in a third rape.

D'Angelo Stephon Manns, 23, whose last known address was in the 800 block of Madison Avenue, choked a woman into unconsciousness before sexually assaulting her about 1:15 a.m. July 10, according to charging documents filed by York City Police.

He remains in York County Prison without bail.

City Detective Chuck Crumpton filed felony charges of rape by forcible compulsion, sexual assault and strangulation against Manns on Thursday in the office of District Judge James Morgan.

Manns has not yet been arraigned on the new charges, according to Morgan's office; that's expected to happen sometime next week.

D'Angelo Stephon Manns

Police allege the 6-foot-3, 170-pound Manns approached a 41-year-old woman in the 600 block of West Market Street and asked to speak with her, according to police.

He told her he wanted to apologize to her for "the way he acted toward her during a previous encounter," charging documents state. It's unclear what he said or did during that previous encounter.

The woman agreed, and Manns led her to a building in the 600 block of West Philadelphia Street, where they walked downstairs and into a hallway, police allege.

Allegedly choked victim: Manns tried to put his hand up the woman's shirt but she rebuffed him and tried to walk away, at which point he stepped in front of her, put his hands around her neck and choked her, charging documents state.

The woman lost consciousness, police said.

"She was not sure how long she was out, but it was long enough for him to get one of her legs out of her shorts," documents state.

When she awoke, Manns was raping her — and still choking her, documents allege.

"She tried to tell him to stop choking her, but he banged her head off the ground three times and told her to shut up," charging documents state.

After finishing, Manns got up and walked out of the building, leaving the woman lying on the hallway floor, police said.

Manns confessed during a Sept. 11 interview by York City detectives, documents state.

West York tips: He is also accused of breaking into the home of a West York woman and raping her while holding a knife to her throat shortly before 6 a.m. Sept. 8.

D'Angelo Stephon Manns

On Sept. 10, West York Police Detective David Kahley publicly released a security video of the alleged rapist walking in the area, as well as still photos taken from that video.

Citizens began contacting West York Police shortly after the video and photos were released, and they and York City Police arrested Manns the morning of Sept. 11 on a city street, police have said.

West York Police Chief Matt Millsaps said he's proud of the "tremendous amount of hard work done" by Kahley and relieved Manns is locked up.

Millsaps said it concerns him knowing more rape charges have been filed against someone already charged in two alleged rapes.

According to charging documents, Manns told the woman in West York  he had accomplices inside the home and that if she screamed they would kill everyone else in the home.

More charges: Manns is facing trial in another York City rape case after his rape and related charges were forwarded to York County Court at a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

In that case, a woman asleep in her bed awoke just before 5 a.m. July 11 to find a man holding a knife to her throat, police said.

It happened in a home in the city's east end after Manns broke into her home, according to charging documents filed by Detective Kyle Hower.

Manns admitted to Hower that he raped the woman at knifepoint, according to charging documents.

D'Angelo Stephon Manns

Thwarted? Kahley also filed charges against Manns for allegedly trying to break into a different West York home about 30 minutes before the borough rape. That was a home on West Market Street, documents state.

Manns tried to crawl into a window in the home but was chased away by a man who lives there, according to those charging documents.

His preliminary hearings for his two West York cases are set for Nov. 18, according to court records.

Victims of sexual assault in need of immediate assistance are urged to contact the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's toll-free hotline, 888-772-7227. For more information, visit pcar.org.

— Reach senior crime reporter Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.

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