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Police: Woman was unconscious following seizure when she was raped

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Jocobus Mirunus Vermeulen (Gastonia Police Department) Jocobus Mirunus Vermeulen (Gastonia Police Department)
GASTONIA, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Gastonia are investigating the rape of a Kannapolis woman on New Year's Day.

The incident was reported on Jan. 1 at a Gastonia home, according to the report from the Gastonia Police Department.

The 30-year-old victim told police that she was unconscious from a seizure when she was raped.

Police have arrested Jocobus Mirunus Vermeulen, 24, of Gastonia, and charged him with second degree rape.

In court on Wednesday, the district attorney said that Vermeulen was HIV positive and that will be used as an aggravating factor on the rape charge.

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