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>Man accused of imprisoning woman, assaulting, raping her

A 29-year-old Buffalo man has been charged with imprisoning a woman for 4 1/2 hours, assaulting her and raping her in the presence of his 2 1/2 -year-old daughter.

Larry R. Shearer Jr., of Schiller Street, was charged with rape, assault, harassment, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child.

The woman suffered pain, swelling and bruising on her neck, an abrasion behind her ear and a cut on her arm. She was treated in Sisters Hospital.

Ferry-Fillmore District police said Shearer picked up the woman in his vehicle at about 10 a.m. and prevented her from leaving by choking and grabbing her.

He then drove to his home, pushed her onto the pavement, dragged her inside and threatened to kill her and his children. He also choked her numerous times and raped her.

Police said the ordeal took place in front of the 2 1/2 -year-old girl.

Scherer was arrested by Officer Paul Sobkowiak and Detective Joseph Ahmed from the Sexual Offense Squad.

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