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Police – NBC 6 South Florida

More than a decade after a woman was followed and raped by a man after getting off a bus in southwest Miami-Dade, a chance encounter with the alleged suspect has led to his arrest, police said.

The victim, now 34, was on the bus on the night of July 20, 2012, when she got off at the stop.

A man she did not know held the door for her and followed her as she walked to her complex near Southwest 208th Street and Southwest 143rd Court around 11:30 p.m.

The woman told police she crossed the street several times, “zigzagging” to avoid the man, who continued to follow her.

As she entered the entrance to her community, the man approached her from behind, put her in a chokehold and dragged her toward a wall as she repeatedly begged him not to kill her, an arrest report said.

“Don’t worry, I just want to fuck you!” the man responded, the report said.

The man took off her clothes and forced her to perform a sex act on him, then pinned her down and raped her before she was eventually able to run away and call police, the report said.

The case was investigated and “all leads were exhausted,” but the case remained open and unsolved, the report said.

But on Wednesday, the victim saw the man at a Cutler Bay motel and called authorities.

Police arrived and took 59-year-old Ralph John Davis into custody.

Ralph John Davis

Using a photo lineup, the woman identified Davis as the man who sexually assaulted her when she was 22, the report said.

Davis was taken into custody and “made a self-serving statement admitting that he had traveled on the same bus number ’38’ as the victim on the day of the incident,” the report said.

Police booked Davis into jail on two counts of sexual assault. He was also charged with theft of a vehicle after police said he had a car reported stolen out of Broward.

Florida Department of Corrections records showed Davis was released from prison last year after being convicted of theft of a motor vehicle.

He previously served prison time for convictions for grand larceny, forgery and theft of a motor vehicle, records showed.

On Thursday, Miami-Dade Judge Mindy Glazer set Davis’ bond at $125,000 on the sexual battery charges.