MAN BREAKS INTO CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION AND THREATENS TO RAPE ON-AIR PERSONALITY

La Voix Evangelique D'Orlando

A homeless man with a long criminal history broke into a Christian radio station in Pine Hills, FL [near Orlando] today and performed a sex act in front of the program host while threatening to rape her. The encounter happened at La Voix Evangelique D’Orlando, 98.9 SCA radio station. The station broadcasts to Haiti and it requires a special transmitter to pick up the signal.

The incident happened about 6 a.m. while listeners tuned in to the live religious programming. The host told investigators she was on the air when a man entered the station without permission. She said he exposed himself, performed a sex act and threatened to rape her. A listener heard the threat and called 911.

The host remained calm and lured the man outside the building, the Sheriff’s Office said. Then she got him to go back inside while she locked herself inside her car and waited for deputies. Donald Destin, 30, was arrested about 4:30 p.m. on charges of attempted sexual battery, burglary of an occupied structure and battery.

“I didn’t want to rape her, but I was attracted to her,” Donald Destin told reporters as deputies led him away. Florida Department of Law Enforcement records show the homeless man is no stranger to crime. He has a long arrest history and several convictions. His first conviction came in 2002 after Orlando police accused him of threatening someone with violence and criminal mischief. In 2003, he was convicted of burglary. He later was convicted of grand theft in 2007; indecent exposure in 2008 and 2009; frequenting a brothel and resisting an officer in 2009; and trespassing and stalking in 2010.

RADIO-DESTIN-042611

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