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Frederick man sentenced to life for rape of woman in 2017

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Posted at 2:51 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 16:29:27-04

FREDERICK, Md. — A 39-year-old man was sentenced to life with all but 40 years suspended following his conviction for first-degree rape, the Frederick State Attorney's Office announced on Thursday.

According to the state attorney, upon release, Travis James Eddins must undergo five years of supervised probation and register as a sex offender for life.

On December 8, 2017, the victim reported to police that she was raped by Eddins inside a tent in Frederick. The victim told police that she and her boyfriend had slept in the tent with Eddins the night before, but when her boyfriend left for work in the morning, the victim stated Eddins choked her to the point of blacking out and threatened her life before raping her.

She was then treated at the Frederick Memorial Hospital. Officials say DNA evidence, which linked the defendant to the victim was crucial to the case.