A Florida man arrested for allegedly raping and mutilating a woman Approved Released from prison earlier this year after two doctors determined he was no longer a threat to the community.
Bruce Whitehead, 54, was arrested Thursday in the Orlando area for allegedly assaulting a woman. An affidavit accompanying the arrest said Whitehead agreed to pay the woman $850 so he could “paint her for an hour.” Investigators say she got into his car, he drove her into a wooded area, then raped her with a knife and tried to murder her.
She was able to Escape and seek help from bystanders in a nearby neighborhood. Whitehead was later discovered and arrested.
On investigation by WJXT-TV noted that Whitehead had been released after determining he was no longer a threat. He was serving a sentence for a 1986 assault in Jacksonville in which he stabbed and stabbed a woman 25 times.
The man had committed this crime just a week after being released for another similar crime.
Whitehead was accused of rape but had pleaded guilty to a heavy battery charge. He was serving just 35 days and only a week off probation when he committed the 1986 stabbing.
“In my opinion, within reasonable medical certainty, Mr. Whitehead is one of the most dangerous and violent individuals I have ever examined.” testifies an expert at the time.
Whitehead has been charged with sexual harassment, attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault and armed robbery in the recent incident. Police did not specify how the youngest victim was allegedly mutilated in the attack.
“This is probably one of the most egregious offenses of my time here in the sheriff’s office.” said Complete Evan Avila of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.
“Personally, I would call him a monster,” he added. “This is my personal opinion.”
The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said the victim is expected to recover.
Here is a local news report on the incident:
A man charged in an Orlando assault was on probation on battery charges when he committed a sexual assault in 1986.www.youtube.com
https://www.theblaze.com/news/bruce-whitehead-rapist-released-mutilation Florida man charged with brutally raping and mutilating a woman after being released from prison after two doctors ruled he was no longer a danger