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Homeless man gets 30-plus years for coffee shop rape

Friday, March 23, 2012
Pictured: Christopher Reeves.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at <b>215-686-TIPS (8477)</b>

Pictured: Christopher Reeves. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police at 215-686-TIPS (8477)

A homeless man charged with raping a barista in a Philadelphia coffee shop last year was sentenced to 31 1/2 to 63 years behind bars.

32-year-old Christopher Reeves pleaded guilty back in October to charges including rape and robbery for the attack.

Reeves was arrested last April near Chester - almost three days after the assault at Bean Exchange - a coffee shop in the Bella Vista neighborhood.

Authorities say the victim had just opened up when Reeves walked in saying he needed money to get back to his homeless shelter. She gave him one dollar and he left.

He returned a short time later, robbed the place, took her in a bathroom and raped her.

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