Warren man pleads guilty to rape, kidnapping of mother and teenage daughter

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A Warren man has admitted to a number of crimes including raping his ex-girlfriend and her teenage daughter.

The assistant prosecutor on the case says this particular one was one of the worst she’s seen.

Almost a year after he was indicted on more than two dozen charges, including kidnapping and rape, Keion Stella changed his plea to guilty.

Speaking barely above a whisper in court Tuesday morning, 36-year-old Stella pleaded guilty to every charge he was indicted on including aggravated burglary, kidnapping and rape.

“He committed these offenses, each and every one of them with a firearm. The victims are deathly afraid of him,” said Diane Barber, assistant prosecutor.

Prosecutors say on two separate occasions Stella broke into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Warren. The first happened on October 4, 2017.

They say he forced the woman to leave at gunpoint and took her back to his house where he raped and assaulted her, but at the time she didn’t report what had happened.

“He went back to that same victim’s house three days later, broke in a second time. This time assaulted and raped both her and her minor daughter,” Barber said.

The details of that incident, so disturbing they can’t be repeated on television.

“This is probably the worst crime I have seen in my 20 years of prosecuting,” Barber said.

Stella is facing similar charges in Mahoning County.

His next hearing there is on November 29.

Had he taken the case to trial in Trumbull County, he was facing the potential for a maximum consecutive sentence of more than 300 years.

Stella will have to register as a Tier III Sex offender.

He’s scheduled for sentencing in Trumbull County on November 20.

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