New Tenant Raped by Men Who Had Prior Evicted Tenants’ Old Key – Apartment Had Assured the Woman They Had Changed the Locks to Her Apartment Before She Moved In
A single woman rented an apartment in a luxury complex in a suburban Midwest town. She specifically asked the managers if the locks to the apartment had been changed after the previous tenants had moved. Management assured the new tenant that the locks had been changed. After less than two weeks, the tenant awoke to find two men in her bedroom. They raped her, tied her up and then ripped the telephone from the wall. After their arrest, it was found that one of the two rapists had been a frequent guest of the prior tenant of the apartment. This rapist was a male prostitute who had often been hired to have sex with the previous male tenant. The rapists admitted they had entered the apartment with a key furnished them by the previous tenant. Management insisted the lock had, in fact, been changed. They argued that, by coincidence, the new lock accepted the same key as the old lock.