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Two men sentenced to life for raping teen girls, luring them to vacant house

Posted at 10:23 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 22:27:06-04

Keith Hayes and Travis Burroughs have been sentenced to life in prison plus an additional 80 years for luring and raping teenage girls in a vacant house in Baltimore City. 

According to court documents, in March of 2017, officers responded to a report of a rape. They say two 14-year-old girls told officers that they were at the Harbor City Carryout when Hayes told them that he liked them and wanted to take them to go and get their hair and nails done. 

The two girls then left the location with Hayes and went with him to the Radisson Hotel to meet Burroughs. The men then called a taxi service to take the four of them to Burroughs house on Main Street. The men then led the young girls inside a vacant abandoned yellow house, had them at knifepoint and raped them.

The girls then endured several hours of the sexual assault.

Burroughs took the teens cell phones, bounded their hands and feet using tape and shoestrings, and forced them to take pink pills that would make them sleep. Burroughs threatened the girls to stay still or he would kill them.

The victims were able to set themselves free and flee the location.

Officials were able to profile the suspects by positively identifying their DNA through a Sexual Assault Forensic Exam. 

Burroughs faces a maximum sentence of Life plus 40 years in prison, while Hayes faces more than 40 years in prison for his crimes.