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U.S. Marshals Looking for Man Accused of Raping Disabled Woman

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Various photos of Michael Hawkins (Courtesy of U.S. Marshals Service) Various photos of Michael Hawkins (Courtesy of U.S. Marshals Service)

UNDATED- U.S. Marshals are asking the public's help in locating a man accused of raping a wheelchair-bound woman in her apartment while her loved ones slept only feet away. Twenty-nine-year-old Michael Hawkins may be hiding somewhere on the East Coast, according to investigators. 

Authorities said that on June 10, 2012, Hawkins raped the woman in her Schenectady, N.Y. apartment after her family members went to bed. Investigators said the victim, who was wheelchair-bound and mentally challenged, reported the crime the next day and a warrant was issued for Hawkins’ arrest. He was formally charged with aggravated sex abuse in the first-degree and other crimes due to the victim’s disabilities, investigators said.

Hawkins remained undetected by authorities until the following year when he allegedly raped again, they said. Investigators said that on Nov. 8, 2013, Hawkins sexually assaulted the wife of a friend, who had invited Hawkins to his Rotterdam, N.Y. home for a family gathering. In this case, he was charged with first-degree rape.

Authorities said they believe Hawkins may have fled the area after his crimes. They said he has personal ties in New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Oregon, California and Florida, but his whereabouts are currently unknown. Investigators said Hawkins, nicknamed “Zombie Mike” by his friends for his poor hygiene, is described as someone who can hide anywhere to include wooded areas and survive off scraps.

Due to his past employment with traveling carnival companies based in New Jersey and North Carolina, authorities said Hawkins could be working and traveling with similar companies in Ohio, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, and states along the East Coast.

Hawkins is described as 5-foot-9, white, and weighing approximately 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Investigators said his unique physical characteristics include a 1-and-a-half inch scar on his face, a burn mark scar on his right arm, and a chest tattoo of the Grim Reaper. According to friends, Hawkins is known to have a temper and abuse alcohol, investigators said. 

A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading directly to Hawkins’ arrest. Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at 1-800-336-0102, or email: usms.wanted@usdoj.gov.
 

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