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Man accused of rape outside of Innsbrook bar on trial in Henrico

Man accused of rape outside of Innsbrook bar on trial in Henrico

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Source: Henrico Police Department Source: Henrico Police Department
HENRICO, VA (WWBT) -

The man accused of raping a woman at a shopping center in the heart of Innsbrook is scheduled to to go on trial in a Henrico courtroom Tuesday afternoon.

This crime happened last July at a bar at the Shoppes at Innsbrook, a very busy, high-end shopping center.  On Saturday nights, the parking lot is well lit and an officer stands outside the door of the bar.

25-year-old Driton Sulejmani is facing charges of forcible rape and sodomy. Investigators say he offered to walk a 24-year-old woman to her car around 1:30 a.m.

They left the Beach House Bar and Grill when police say Sulejmani shoved her to the ground. Sulejmani hit the victim's head on the wall of a building, raped her and fled the scene.

The victim went to the door security guard after the incident. A bartender says she just served Sulejmani before the attack, but never saw him before.

Sulejmani's bench trial is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m.

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