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Castrated Rapist Has Second Accuser

Sun., Sept. 29, 1996

Gov. Mike Huckabee, who plans to release a convicted rapist who was castrated by vigilantes, received a letter from second woman who says she was raped by the man.

The woman asked Huckabee, who announced Sept. 20 that he would release Wayne Dumond, to keep him behind bars.

Dumond, 47, was castrated by two masked men while awaiting trial in the 1984 kidnap and rape of a Forrest City teenager. He was convicted in 1985 and sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years.

Huckabee said Dumond has suffered enough and his guilt is questionable because of new DNA evidence.

Saturday, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette published the account of the second woman to come forward and say she was raped by Dumond in 1976. The newspaper didn’t print the woman’s name.

The woman said Dumond broke into her apartment and raped her, but she dropped the charges because she didn’t want to go through a trial. Dumond said the woman agreed to sex.

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