Truck driver appears in court on rape charges

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A truck driver accused of abducting and raping a woman in Erie is back in front of a judge this afternoon. 

57-year-old Jerome Keyes appears in Erie County Court at 2pm today after being charged with a July 2015 rape. Public outcry was noteworthy after the release of surveillance video showing a victim fleeing from a truck near West 12th Street and Chestnut Street. 

About a week later, Keyes was arrested in Butler, Pennsylvania and his truck was impounded. 

Then a DNA match linked him to a second rape in Erie. Keyes is from Ellisville, Mississippi, but it believed to have connections to Erie.

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