Man arrested months after allegedly raping woman in Hialeah

De-Quan Quanshay Gaye, 28, is accused of raping a woman in Hialeah on June 11, 2022. (Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation)

HIALEAH, Fla. – Hialeah police have arrested a 28-year-old man who is accused of raping a woman over the summer.

De-Quan Quanshay Gaye was arrested Tuesday on charges of armed sexual battery, armed kidnapping and false imprisonment with a deadly weapon.

Police said the rape occurred around 3 a.m. June 11 in the 2200 block of West Okeechobee Road.

According to the suspect’s arrest report, he met the victim around 10 p.m. the night before as the victim was leaving her room at the Crossway Motel and walked to a nearby gas station.

Police said the victim told detectives that she was approached by Gaye, who was driving a white pickup truck, and they discussed her exchanging sexual favors for money.

The victim then voluntarily entered Gaye’s truck, but as he was driving, Gaye pulled out a gun, pointed it at the victim and then drove to a secluded area of a warehouse, authorities said.

Police said Gaye then forced the woman to perform oral sex on him and raped her at gunpoint.

According to the arrest report, Gaye also threatened to kill the victim before eventually dropping her off in the area of Northwest 38th Avenue and 79th Street.

Police said the victim called a friend, who picked her up and drove her to the Roxcy Bolton Rape Treatment Center in Miami, where she was treated and DNA was taken.

According to the arrest report, detectives discovered on Nov. 7 that Gaye’s DNA from an unrelated Miami-Dade case matched the DNA taken from the victim in Hialeah.

The victim was provided a six-person photo lineup on Monday and immediately identified Gaye as the man who had raped her, authorities said.

Police said Gaye was taken into custody the next day in Miami.

He denied knowing or ever having sex with the victim, authorities said.

Gaye is being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center without bond.

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