Accused Rapists Ordered to Stand Trial

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The two men accused of robbing and raping three women at gunpoint earlier this summer will stand trial.

After hearing testimony from the victims Thursday, a judge decided there was enough evidence to put Tynathan Felder and Elbert Pope on trial.

The 19-year-olds are facing several charges, including home invasion, conspiracy and criminal sexual conduct.

Police said the incidents happened in late May and early June at a home on Seymour Avenue and East Grand River in Lansing belonging to one of the women, who advertised "Escort Services" on Backpage.com.

Felder is also charged with felony unarmed robbery stemming from an incident in East Lansing in June. Police say Felder and two others, Tyesha Booth and Christopher Keaton, robbed a woman who was walking down Abbot Road on Monday, June 10.



 
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