Gwinnett police say a
man who claims to be a street preacher is also the bus stop rapist.
Cyril Ramsley, 33, is accused of
raping a 15-year-old girl and sexually assaulting a 27-year-old
woman. He allegedly abducted them from bus stops during attacks a
On Tuesday, the victims picked Ramsley out of a lineup, said
Gwinnett police Detective Curtis Clemons.
Ramsley is charged with rape,
attempted rape, kidnapping, armed robbery and simple battery. He is
being held without bond.
The first attack happened Oct. 9. A
woman was standing at a MARTA bus stop in front of the Reserve
Apartment complex on Pleasantdale Road in DeKalb County. A man in a
pickup truck stopped, got out and pulled up his sweatshirt. He had a
gun tucked into his pants.
The man told her he was going to rob
her. He put his arm around her as he led her to the truck. He told
her "to act like she was his girlfriend," according to court
He drove the woman to a Norcross apartment complex where
he ordered her into a storage shed and told her to disrobe. He
attempted to rape her, but was not able to complete the act.
man took $10 in cash and the woman's engagement ring. He left her in
Less than an hour later, Ramsley pawned the ring,
according to court records.
But police did not know about the
pawned ring, nor did they have leads in the first attack until a man
abducted and raped a Meadowcreek High School girl on Nov. 8.
girl was waiting for her school bus at Jimmy Carter Boulevard and
Everest Trail in Norcross, not far from Pleasantdale Road.
man got out of a pickup truck, ordered the teenager into the truck
and drove her to a construction site. He punched her in the face,
raped her, stole a gold ring from her finger and took her lunch
money, according to Clemons.
He let the girl go. The teenager
described the man to police, who released a sketch the same
Witnesses who saw the sketch told police it looked like Ramsley, said Gwinnett police
Sgt. Joy Parish.
Clemons learned Ramsley had pawned a ring Oct.
9, less than an hour after the rape. Pawn shops must report
transactions to police. Clemons showed the ring to the victim from
the MARTA bus stop rape. She said it was hers.
Ramsley told Clemons he was
preaching to a group of crack addicts at a convenience store the day
of the rape. "He claimed he bought the ring from one of the crack
heads, even though he didn't have a need for the ring," Clemons
Ramsley is married, has two
children and is a minister in the Anointed by Christ to Serve Church
of Norcross, said the church's pastor, Antonio Magwood. Magwood, who
was once Ramsley's roommate, said the
church meets each Sunday at a hotel conference room in
ILLUSTRATIONS/PHOTOS: Mug shot of Cyril Ramsley.