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A Buffalo man accused of robbing a 17-year-old girl of $1.75 while she was waiting for a bus last Halloween night, then raping her on nearby railroad tracks, has pleaded guilty to rape and robbery, as well as to three other robberies of women last fall, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced.
In all, Curlie Green, 27, of Bissell Avenue pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of first-degree rape, three counts of second-degree robbery and one count of third-degree robbery.
The DA's office pointed out that the charges were the highest he could have faced if he had gone to trial.
Green faces a maximum prison term of 25 years when he's sentenced Oct. 25 by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski.
He was sent to jail pending a sentencing hearing.
Authorities said Green admitted to robbing four females within a two-week period in October 2011 in the vicinity of Genesee and Doat streets.
Green displayed a silver handgun and took a 42-year-old woman's cellphone about 5:15 p.m. at Moselle and Genesee streets, according to reports of two of the robberies on Oct. 26.
Just after 7 p.m. last Oct. 30, near Pullman Place and Shepard Street, Green showed a silver handgun when he took a 28-year-old woman's money and phone. He fled north on Schutrum Street toward the railroad tracks.
Then on Halloween night, police records show, a 17-year-old girl was waiting for a bus at Genesee and Moselle streets when Green approached her, brandishing a silver handgun.
He demanded money and the girl handed over $1.75 and her cellphone.
He then forced her to the Concordia Cemetery and then onto railroad tracks where he raped her before fleeing.
The teen flagged down a car and got a ride to her aunt's house, where she called 911.
The break in the case came three days later, when Ferry-Fillmore District Police Capt. Albert Liberatore saw a man matching the description of the rapist near Doat and May streets, close to a cut-through path to the site of the rape.
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