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A man arrested in connection with abducting and raping a woman was convicted of the charges against Wednesday.

Vincent Smith, 25, who also referred to himself as Sherman Smith and Guardian of Sacred Forces Yohan Bic Flame, was convicted of rape, two counts of criminal confinement and one count each of criminal deviate conduct, auto theft and attempted robbery.

Smith attacked the woman in September 2011 as she was loading things in her car to catch her flight to the Indianapolis International Airport.

A month prior to the sexual assault, Smith is accused of stabbing an 18-year-old woman multiple times before setting her west side house on fire.  Smith will face a separate trial for the attempted murder charge.

Smith, who represented himself in the abduction and rape case, will be sentenced on Jan. 8.


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