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Lake Geneva man faces rape charges

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Gazette Staff
November 16, 2007
— A Lake Geneva man is accused of violently raping a woman in his home Oct. 19.

The 33-year-old woman told a Lake Geneva detective that James K. Ross, 51, 309 Cook St., slammed her head into a closet door and whipped her head with a belt before raping her, according to a criminal complaint.


The woman said she tried to leave four times when she thought Ross was asleep, but he would wake up, grab her hair and pull her back, according to the complaint.


She stayed awake all night afraid he would rape or beat her again, according to the complaint.


Ross faces more than 46 years in prison for felony charges of second-degree sexual assault and false imprisonment, and simple battery, a misdemeanor.


A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday.



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