Intruder allegedly raped sleeping woman in Uptown Minneapolis apartment

- A stranger allegedly broke into a woman's apartment near Lake Calhoun and raped her while she was sleeping, according to charges filed in Hennepin County.

The incident happened on Saturday, July 23 at a residence on the 3400 block of Colfax Avenue South.

According to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis Police officers were dispatched to a Cub Foods around 6 a.m. in response to a sexual assault report.  Upon arrival, a woman told police an intruder entered her apartment while she was sleeping and she awoke to him raping her.

Victim’s phone found in nearby drain

Once the victim was fully alert, she allegedly “startled the intruder, who fled her bedroom and the apartment,” court documents stated. The victim was then unable to locate her phone so she drove to Cub Foods to call police. Eventually, officers located the victim’s phone in a drain several blocks away.

According to investigators, two ground-floor windows were missing screens and one had been cut. Officers also observed a "plastic patio side table underneath a ground-level kitchen window” and a bathroom window that was partially open.

Fingerprints traced to Davon Allen

Forensic scientists found fingerprint impressions in the dust on the bathroom window and matched them to the known fingerprints of Davon Allen, 34, of Bloomington, Minn.

Allen was taken into custody on July 29. According to court documents, he admitted to sexually penetrating the victim but said she had consented to it. He told officers that he observed the victim “dancing in her underwear” while he was walking through the alley, and struck up a conversation with her for approximately 40 minutes before inviting him inside.

Victim and suspect’s stories do not match up

Officers then contacted the victim to discuss Allen’s statement. She told police that his story was not accurate, and that she did not dance or speak to him. The victim reiterated to officers that she was sleeping when Allen allegedly raped her.

Allen is being charged with rape and sexual assault while entering a building without consent. He is currently in custody at Hennepin County Jail.

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