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Spotsy man faces life for rape

A Spotsylvania County man faces two life sentences plus three years after pleading guilty to raping a woman he hired online to give him a massage.

Thomas Xavier Stone, 21, pleaded guilty to rape, use of a firearm in commission of rape and robbery as part of a plea agreement in Spotsylvania County Circuit Court.

He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 18.

According to the agreement, the woman was contacted by Stone on April 1, 2012, through a Craigslist ad and was hired to give him an at-home massage.

The 20-year-old woman drove to the address that was given to her, which turned out to be a vacant home in the Summerset subdivision. When she went to retrieve her oils and massage table, Stone told her that she did not need them, the agreement said.

The agreement said he led her towards the rear of the house and the staircase to the outside screened-in porch, where he motioned for her to go first. When she got upstairs, she noticed the house was empty.

She asked him where the massage would be given and he said “right here” and that’s when she became suspicious, according to the agreement.

At that point, she demanded the money up front and Stone pulled out a knife. He put the knife back in his pocket and then pulled out a gun, which the victim described as a .9 mm or .45-caliber gun.

According to the agreement, he pointed the gun at her and grabbed her purse and took her identification. He demanded cash, but she told him that she put it in the bank.

According to the agreement, he raped her on the balcony.

Afterward, she left and called police. When Spotsylvania deputies arrived, Stone was still on the porch talking on a phone.

As they got closer to him, he ran but was caught by a police dog. He later admitted to raping the woman at gunpoint, but said the gun was not real.

Deputies did retrieve the weapon, which turned out to be a pellet gun, according to the agreement.

In exchange for his guilty plea, four other charges were dropped. Those charges were abduction with the intent to defile, abduction with the intent for pecuniary benefit, use of a firearm in the commission of an abduction and use of a firearm in the commission of a robbery.

Stone had been accused of raping an 18-year-old woman the day before this incident, but the woman did not show up for court and the charges were dropped.

Portsia Smith: 540/374-5419

psmith@fredericksburg.com

 

 

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