Before his arrest on Saturday, Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooter Robert Lewis Dear had been accused by multiple women of domestic violence and rape. Shortly after he was taken into custody on Saturday, Buzzfeed reported that Dear been accused by one of his ex-wives of abuse, and now the Charleston Post and Courier has uncovered another allegation of domestic abuse as well as a 1992 arrest for sexual violence and rape.
According to police reports, the alleged rape took place in North Charleston, South Carolina. The case involved a woman who worked at a nearby mall. Records show that the woman said Dear repeatedly asked her out and continued to pursue her even after she refused. The report notes that even after she rejected his advances, Dear called her multiple times throughout the day. On November 29, 1992, as she was taking out the garbage, Dear appeared at the front door, held a knife to her neck, and raped her on the floor of her workplace.
The Washington Post reports:
“After Dear left, the woman immediately called a friend, sent word to the ship on which her husband was stationed, and was taken to a Navy hospital.
According to police records, Dear acknowledged to investigators that he had sex with the woman, but he said it was consensual.
State documents do not indicate what happened in the case. There is no record of a conviction, which means the case was probably dismissed. North Charleston police said that they could not say how the case had been resolved and referred questions to the local solicitor’s office, where officials did not return calls.”
In addition to the rape allegation, the New York Times reports that in a 1993 sworn affidavit, Barbara Micheau, another of Dear’s ex-wives, said that he kicked her and beat her head on the floor. In the court document, Micheau said:
“He claims to be a Christian and is extremely evangelistic, but does not follow the Bible in his actions. He says that as long as he believes he will be saved, he can do whatever he pleases. He is obsessed with the world coming to an end.”
Micheau also outlined a history of emotional abuse and serial philandering. In divorce documents, she alleged that Dear fathered two children with different women during their seven-year marriage.
In addition to the documents outlining his violent history, multiple news agencies have uncovered Dear’s unhinged rantings on Cannabis.com. One post read:
“WAKE UP SINNERS U CANT SAVE YOURSELF U WILL DIE AN WORMS SHALL EAT YOUR FLESH.”
“aids, hurricanes, we are in the end times.”
Dear is due back in court on December 9, when he will likely be formally charged with the first-degree murder of three people.
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