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Man sentenced to life in prison for violent Cape Coral rapes

Posted at 6:12 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-01 06:48:36-05

A Cape Coral man was sentenced to life in prison for violently raping two women.

The State Attorney's Office says Chunsi Williams Vines would respond to ads placed by women on the Backpage website.

In August 2015 he had one victim meet him at a home for sale in Cape Coral.

Investigators say he raped her, threatened her with weapons, and threatened to drown her.

When he filled the bathtub in the home with water, the woman was able to jump out of a window to get away.

The State Attorney's office says a second woman came forward after hearing about his arrest for that crime.

She had been attacked by him in May 2015.

He raped her too, threatened her with weapons and tried to drown her in a pool.

She was able to cut through a screen to get to safety.

Vines was sentenced to life for kidnapping, 30 years for sexual battery using force/violence, and 5 years for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.