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Brooksville man accused of raping woman

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Posted at 5:32 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 23:35:06-04

Michael James Krapf is facing charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment after admitting to deputies he forced an unnamed victim to have sex.

The arrest report doesn't state the victim's name or age but states Krapf unlawfully and forcibly restrained the victim against her will May 5.

The victim's relationship to Krapf isn’t listed. The arrest report states the victim met him at his house and they left together in his car to get dinner at a friend’s house in Spring Hill.

They later returned to Krapf’s house where the victim asked to go inside. The report states as the victim was trying to leave, Krapf blocked the front door using his body.

According to law enforcement, the victim tried several times to leave the house through the front door and a back door but Krapf pulled her into his bedroom, where the report states he pushed her on the bed and allegedly raped her.

“It’s sickening,” said a neighbor.

Krapf spent 11 years in prison for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a weapon with no intent to  kill. He doesn’t have any other sexual crimes.

Neighbors say he recently moved to the area and told them about his criminal past. Neighbors say he was still on house arrest and wore an ankle monitor.

They say he was working on turning his life around.

The report states Krapf was remorseful and admitted in the conversation with deputies to forcing himself on the victim. He said during his time in prison previously he hated this behavior in men and would beat up rapists in jail.

Krapf was booked in the Hernando County Jail without bond.