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Police arrest Indiana rape suspect in Salt Lake City

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By Scott Harvey
WAVE 3 Investigator

SALT LAKE CITY (WAVE) -- Police have arrested a man they say stalked a woman and violently raped her. Investigators say 32-year-old Charles Robert Farmer posed as a delivery person before forcing his way into the victim's home. WAVE 3 Investigator Scott Harvey has the latest.

Acting on various tips, U.S. Marshals took Farmer into custody without incident in Salt Lake City, Utah about 10:45 a.m.

He faces six felony counts that originated from the November 26th, 2007 incident.

According to police reports, Farmer met the victim at a Wal-Mart, made small talk with her, then followed her home. He allegedly returned to her home the next day dressed as a package delivery person and forced his way inside. Police say the woman was tied up and raped while her 3-year-old son was in the home.

The victim managed to free herself and call police about four hours after the attack.

Farmer's aunt pleaded with him to turn himself in earlier this week. "All I'm going to say, and I'm going to say Chucky -- because that is who you are to us -- you need to call your mother. You need to come here. Go to Noblesville. Wherever you are, you need to turn yourself in before this gets so much worse."

Noblesville detectives were planning to fly to Salt Lake City to work with area officials to determine if any further evidence can be collected. Farmer will eventually face extradition back to Indiana to stand trial.

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