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Charge: Convicted Minn. murderer pulls girl, 14, from apartment hallway, rapes her

Adrian Raymaar Keys

ST. PAUL -- A 14-year-old girl walked down the hallway of a St. Paul apartment building on her way to a relative’s unit when two men grabbed her and raped her, authorities say.

One of the men, Adrian Raymaar Keys, was charged this week in connection with the sexual assault, according to a criminal complaint filed against him Wednesday in Ramsey County District Court.

The 41-year-old St. Paul man faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Keys and his accomplice pulled the girl into a unit inside a West Side apartment complex on the 60 block of West George Street on May 23 as the teen was walking to her cousin’s apartment to retrieve her phone, the complaint said.

Once inside, the men tore off her clothes and assaulted her, authorities say. The girl later told police that her perpetrators smoked meth during the attack and occasionally blew it in her mouth as they assaulted her, charges say. When it was over they threw her a $20 bill and left, the girl told officers, according to the charges.

She left the money behind and eventually disclosed what happened to her mother, who took her to a hospital for a sexual assault examination.

It does not appear that charges have yet been filed against Keys’ alleged accomplice in the assault.

Keys was convicted of second-degree murder in 1995. In that case, Keys, who was 17 at the time, fatally shot Heidi Brummett while attempting to rob her and a man with her at the time.