Corey Harding Posed As Homeless Man to Rape Woman

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Late in August, Corey Harding took to the streets of Lakewood posing as a homeless man.

His plea to unsuspecting Good Samaritans: He was just looking for a safe, warm place to sleep for the night.

One woman looked at the apparently poor guy and offered use of her apartment for the night.

Once Harding got in the door, however, things turned violent.

According to police, Harding raped the woman at the apartments on Baxley Avenue.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force is on the look out for Harding. WOIO has the details:


Harding is a 28-year-old white male standing approximately 6'03", and weighing 218 pounds. He has brown hair and has brown eyes. Harding has numerous family members throughout the Cleveland area. Harding has previously resided on the 11000 block of Kensington Avenue in Cleveland. Harding is believed to be hiding in the southeast section of Lakewood, specifically in the area of Bunts Road and Madison Avenue. Harding does have a criminal history consisting mainly of theft offenses.

If you have any information in reference to Corey Harding, please contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED. Tipsters can remain anonymous and reward money is available.

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