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Man charged in kidnapping, rape of ex-girlfriend

May 28, 1999|By MARLO BARNHART

A Hagerstown man is being held without bond on charges he carjacked, kidnapped and raped his ex-girlfriend earlier this month.

Barry Cleveland Beggarly Jr., 26, appeared before a Washington County District Court judge Wednesday on charges including second-degree assault, rape, sex offenses, false imprisonment, carjacking, kidnapping and violation of an order to stay away from the victim.

Hagerstown City Police were alerted to the girlfriend's disappearance on May 1 by her current boyfriend who said he called the victim on her cellular telephone shortly after she left for work that day and a man answered, police reports said.

The victim later told police that the attacker forced his way into her car as she was leaving for work that morning at 6:45 a.m.

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Police reports indicated that a call was made to the victim's employer and that a male voice told her supervisor that she was taking a personal day.

But the supervisor told police he could hear the victim in the background "screaming and crying," police reports said.

Beggarly was located at 4:14 p.m. that day and he allegedly told police that he and his ex-girlfriend had spent the day together talking. He said she left to go home around 3:30 p.m.

He denied that the victim was being held against her will, police reports said. He told police his ex-girlfriend had agreed to get away from the drug dealers she was hanging around with and to get an apartment with him later that week.

But at 5:45 p.m. on May 1, a police officer was sent to meet with the victim, who then told police she was abducted and had been forced to stay with the attacker all day, police reports said.

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