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Manatee sex offender charged with rape

MANATEE — A convicted rapist already in jail on charges of kidnapping a woman at knife point and groping her has also been arrested on a charge he raped another woman in November.

Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputies served Darren L. Corbett, 41, with sexual battery, kidnapping and robbery arrest warrants at the Manatee County jail Tuesday.

The victim said Corbett, who is known to her, came to her mother’s house Nov. 27 for a visit when he forced her into a car, raped her and stole money from her bank account. The victim said Corbett forced her to give him her ATM pin number.

Corbett has been in jail since January after deputies arrested him on charges he committed a similar crime, according to sheriff’s reports.

On Jan. 5, Corbett is accused of attacking a female acquaintance at knife point in her home. The victim said Corbett forced her get undressed, groped her and forced her into a car. He then took the victim to her bank and stole money from an ATM after demanding the victim’s pin number, sheriff’s reports said.

Corbett is already a registered sex offender after a conviction in 1997 for molesting a child under the age of 16, according to court records.

He was also convicted of sexual battery after a 1991 attack in which he pulled a female acquaintance behind a building and raped her. A judge gave him 9 years prison in the attack, according to court records.

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