Man charged with 1987 rape - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man charged with 1987 rape

Willie Strickland (Photo Source: SCSO) Willie Strickland (Photo Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Willie Strickland was arrested over the weekend for a crime police say he committed almost 30 years ago.

Alrie David Bulliner says Strickland lived with him for about a month in 2011.

Bulliner said that he wasn't too shocked about the allegations against Strickland.

Bulliner says he hollered at women who passed by the house.

"I didn't see him much, except at night. He went and bought his own food, made it, visited over here in Orange Mound quite a bit," said Bulliner.

Police say he was indicted Monday on three counts of aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping for an incident that took place on May 29, 1987.

Court documents show that the victim was under 13 years old.

Deborah Clubb with the Memphis Area Woman's Council says this arrest is a sign of progress for those who continue to fight for justice.

"Even if we don't know whether it's specific to one of the old rape kits that's gone to the lab and come back. To see somebody with this many really awful charges, a record like this of treating women and girls in such a horrible way. We need those people away from us and we need to (sic) system to work in getting them away from us," said Clubb.

She is referring to Strickland's laundry list of charges including robbery, aggravated assault, theft of property and promoting prostitution.

Strickland is charged with three counts of aggravated rape and kidnapping, robbery, aggravated assault, theft of property and prostitution.

Copyright 2015 WMC Action News 5. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Single winning ticket claims 2nd largest Powerball jackpot

    Single winning ticket claims 2nd largest Powerball jackpot

    Thursday, August 24 2017 4:11 AM EDT2017-08-24 08:11:32 GMT
    Thursday, August 24 2017 6:07 AM EDT2017-08-24 10:07:32 GMT

    The winning numbers were 06-07-16-23-26, with a Powerball number of 04.

    More >>

    The winning numbers were 06-07-16-23-26, with a Powerball number of 04.

    More >>
  • Solicitor: Suspect in deadly Conway bank robbery to face two counts of murder, other charges

    Solicitor: Suspect in deadly Conway bank robbery to face two counts of murder, other charges

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-08-24 03:36:44 GMT
    Front: Brandon Council (Source: Conway Police), Background: The scene in Greenville, NC where Council was apprehended. (Source: WITN reporter Lynnette Taylor's Facebook Live)Front: Brandon Council (Source: Conway Police), Background: The scene in Greenville, NC where Council was apprehended. (Source: WITN reporter Lynnette Taylor's Facebook Live)

    The person of interest in the double-murder and bank robbery in Conway on Monday is in custody. Brandon MIchael Council was arrested in Greenville, North Carolina Wednesday, along with two other people, authorities there confirmed.  Brandon Michael Council was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of two CresCom bank employees during a bank robbery at the CresCom Bank in Conway on Monday afternoon.

    More >>

    The person of interest in the double-murder and bank robbery in Conway on Monday is in custody. Brandon MIchael Council was arrested in Greenville, North Carolina Wednesday, along with two other people, authorities there confirmed.  Brandon Michael Council was wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of two CresCom bank employees during a bank robbery at the CresCom Bank in Conway on Monday afternoon.

    More >>
  • Mother charged with killing teenage daughter

    Mother charged with killing teenage daughter

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-08-23 10:50:33 GMT
    Wednesday, August 23 2017 6:50 AM EDT2017-08-23 10:50:33 GMT

    Burned remains found on the mother’s farm were identified as those of her 16-year-old daughter, who she gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

    More >>

    Burned remains found on the mother’s farm were identified as those of her 16-year-old daughter, who she gave up for adoption when she was a baby.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly