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20-Year-Old Charged With Attacking Woman In Room at Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

1404131GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 18, 2014) — A 20-year-old man is accused of roaming the halls of the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in downtown Grand Rapids and listening at guests’ doors before finding a woman to attack, according to police.

Keith Darrius Manders, 20, is facing felony charges of first-degree home invasion, second-degree criminal sexual conduct and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration, according to Grand Rapids Police Lt. Patrick Merrill.

Manders allegedly knocked on a woman’s door at about 1 a.m. March 8 and asked for toilet paper, then attacked her when she looked away.

According to Merrill, Manders groped the woman and intended to rape her.  She was able to escape without any physical injuries, but Merrill said she was quite traumatized by the attack.

Manders faces up to 20 years behind bars if convicted.  His criminal record shows he pleaded guilty to a larceny misdemeanor in January 2013.

Manders waived his probable cause hearing Tuesday in Grand Rapids District Court.  His next court date has not yet been scheduled.

10 comments

  • Truther

    Meanwhile, anti-gun lobby members are working 24/7 to outlaw "stand your ground" laws, the "castle doctrine" and make defending ones self illegal.
    The anti-gun lobby wants the criminal to have the legal advantage.

    These proposed changes would render women ( as well as men) defenseless

    Who's advancing the war on women…??

  • tracyd112

    Why is the news trying to blame this mans past mental illness and other things as a reason for hin to do this? This punk is a rapist and a sick pervert ! The Hotel should be sued as how did he get in? and then to go door to door and listen? For the media to know this someone had to see him doing it and no one stopped him? A very classy Hotel and people can get away with this? Start putting these sick Bastards away for life rape or even try to molest another should get you locked up forever .Also if you rape or try to molest a child FACE THE SHOOTING SQUAD .SOMETHING HAS TO GIVE WHAT GOES ON NOW IS NOT WORKING.

  • Truther

    Because blaming his past allows the blame to placed on society, that in turn allows the blame to placed on white people.
    Or wealthy people..
    Or guns..
    Or any other issue in the liberal agenda..
    Or..anything but personal responsibility

  • commonsenseplease

    This business is not your typical Hampton inn style of hotel. It houses restaurants and bars so it’s open to the public late. Did this man look like a rapist? No. According to the previous post, he should be guilty just cause he’s black. . .but businesses can’t discriminate. There is more to this story than the media knows, it’s always that way. Don’t take everything in the media at face value. Think for yourself people. Ask real questions and don’t always have an agenda.

  • commonsenseplease

    Ym5. Exactly. You’ve made my point. There Iis no way by looking at this man to know what he was planning to do. Uncle Tom, if you think everyone is asleep in a hotel at 1 a.m. on a Friday night, you’re wrong. This man could have been a guest for all staff knew by just looking at him. You seem to want to condemn him just cause he’s black. Your views can not be applied to real world living. Had the staff acted on your skewed views there would be a law suit against the Van Andel’s and DeVos families for discrimination.

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