Accused rapist scheduled for trial Monday

Published 11:00 pm Friday, January 11, 2013

The trial for accused rapist Andre Ellis is scheduled to begin Monday morning in Troy.


Ellis, 35, is suspected of raping two women at Hunter’s Mountain Mobile Home Park in Troy on March 26, 2012. He was arrested on April 25, 2012, just one day shy of the month anniversary of the crimes.

At the time of his arrest, police reported Ellis lived in the same mobile home park as the women he is accused of raping.

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The first rape, which involved at Troy University student, took place at approximately 3 p.m. on March 26. The victim told police her attacker had forced his way into her home. She reported the attack to police at about 11:30 p.m. that day and was hospitalized after the attack.

The second assault occurred about 7 p.m. on March 26 and was not reported to police until March 31, when the victim went to a local hospital. The second victim told police she was attacked while outside a family residence in the neighborhood.

Ellis is currently serving a 22-year sentence on an unrelated charge of first-degree property theft. He was convicted by a jury for that crime on Aug. 13, 2012.

Ellis was arrested in March 2011 for the property theft crime after receiving a loan worth $12,750 from First National Bank of Brundidge for a 2002 Chevrolet Corvette he never purchased from Troy Automotive Group, LLC, according to court testimony.

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