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Man, 59, accused of raping ex-girlfriend at Griffith home

Man, 59, accused of raping ex-girlfriend at Griffith home

CROWN POINT — A man is accused of beating and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend at his Griffith home, according to court records.

Robert Doeing, 59, of Griffith, is charged in Lake Criminal Court with three counts rape, criminal confinement, intimidation and domestic battery resulting in moderate bodily injury, all felony offenses. He is also charged with two misdemeanors — battery and interference with reporting of a crime.

Police were dispatched about 10 p.m. June 22 to the 200 block of North Raymond Street in Griffith in reference to a domestic disturbance, records state.

A resident reported seeing a screaming woman being dragged into a neighbor's home. Doeing answered the door at the home and told police he had an argument with his girlfriend.

The girlfriend said Doeing told her they were going to have sex and then punched her in the jaw when she tried to leave the home, records state.

Doeing was taken into custody and the woman was transported to Community Hospital in Munster. A short time later, hospital employees contacted police and said the woman reported she was sexually assaulted. A sexual assault examination was performed at the hospital.

The woman told police she was initially too embarrassed to report the sexual assault. She said Doeing had forced her to perform various sex acts before she escaped his home.

She said Doeing sexually and physically assaulted her on three other occasions in the past year. Doeing does not currently face charges based on those allegations, records state.

Doeing's surety bond is $75,000.

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Lake County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Steve covers Lake County courts and social justice issues for The Times. The UW-Milwaukee graduate joined The Times in 2016 after reporting on criminal justice in New Mexico and Wisconsin.

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