Police – NBC 6 South Florida

More than a decade after a woman was stalked and raped by a man in southwest Miami-Dade after she got off a bus, a chance encounter with the alleged suspect led to his arrest, police said.

The victim, now 34 years old, was traveling by bus on the night of July 20, 2012 when she got off at her stop.

A man she did not know held the door open for her and then followed her as she walked to her complex in the area of ​​Southwest 208th Street and Southwest 143rd Court around 11:30 p.m.

The woman told police that she had zigzagged across the street several times to avoid the man who continued to follow her.

As she entered the front door of her apartment complex, the man approached her from behind, grabbed her in a chokehold and dragged her near a wall while she repeatedly begged him not to kill her, a police report said.

“Don’t worry, I just want to f— you!” the man replied, according to the report.

The man took off her clothes and forced her to perform sexual acts on him, then he held her down and raped her before she finally managed to run away and call the police, the report said.

The case has been investigated and “all leads have been exhausted,” but it remains open and unsolved, the report said.

But on Wednesday, the victim discovered the man in a motel in Cutler Bay and called the authorities.

Police arrived and took 59-year-old Ralph John Davis into custody.

Ralph John Davis

Based on a photographic lineup, the woman identified Davis as the man who sexually abused her when she was 22, the report said.

Davis was taken into custody and “made a self-serving statement admitting to riding the same number 38 bus as the victim on the day of the incident,” the report said.

Police booked Davis into jail on two counts of sexual abuse. He was also charged with grand theft auto after police said he owned a car that had been reported stolen in Broward.

Florida Department of Corrections records show Davis was released from prison last year after being convicted of grand theft auto.

According to records, he previously served a prison sentence for grand larceny, forgery and grand theft of a motor vehicle.

In court, Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glazer set bail for Davis on the sexual assault charge at $125,000 on Thursday.