Convicted Warren Rapist Charged with Sunday Rape, Kidnapping Near Erie

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by Anne Holliday

A former Warren resident who is a registered sex offender has been charged with raping and kidnapping a woman at knifepoint Sunday night near Erie.

37-year-old Edmund Gowland robbed a Warren convenience store in 1994, and forced the woman at gunpoint to go to his apartment, where he raped her. He was convicted on November 8 of 1994.

For the alleged incidents that happened Sunday, he’s in Erie County Jail on $50,000 bond. Gowland’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 14. Photo from PA Megan’s Law Website


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2 Comments

  1. John Dunmire says:

    On the Mr. Gowland story can anyone provide any more details on exactly what was reported? The reason why I ask is Ed is a good friend of mine and he has worked hard in his life to stay straight. My deepest sympathies go to the victim of this horrible crime. IF Ed did do this the dissapointment I will feel will be immense.

  2. admin says:

    Gowland is accused of Kidnapping and rape.

    According to Millcreek police, Gowland forced a woman into a vehicle on Sunday at knife point and then raped her.

    He is in the Erie County Prison on $50k bond.

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